Guatemala Revamps National Civilian Police in Face of Rising Crime Rates

Guatemala Revamps National Civilian Police in Face of Rising Crime Rates

By Geraldine Cook
August 21, 2013

The Guatemalan government is hiring 10,000 new agents and earmarking $30 million to arm officers with weapons in an effort to reduce violent crime and revamp its National Civilian Police (PNC). The increase will bring the total number of police officers in Guatemala to 35,000 – one agent for every 400 residents.

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