Honduras Seeks Advice from Chilean Police

By Dialogo
January 05, 2012

Honduran Security Minister Pompeyo Bonilla declared in a press conference his intention to travel to Chile with the goal of seeking advice from the Carabineros, Chile’s national police force, in order to review the Honduran police’s training processes.

According to Bonilla, the Chilean Carabineros are “an institution respected on the world level and considered one of the best police forces in the world.” “We don’t have to go around inventing things; we have to go to get advice and see how this police force that is effectively meeting its commitment to its people functions,” he affirmed.

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo recently spoke with his Chilean counterpart, Sebastián Piñera, in order to reach agreement on collaboration between that country and Honduras.

The security minister also explained that he hopes for a rehabilitation of the police as an institution, following their loss of the people’s trust.

Various sectors of the Honduran population have demanded an intervention in the police force with the help of international institutions.