The Future of Local Police in Brazil – DEDIC Program Showing Success
By Geraldine Cook January 01, 2011Select Language
Fighting crime is a neighborhood effort in Rio de Janeiro. A new policy in the city is a model for citizen services, providing individual attention to victims of crime and
opening the way for residents to report crimes. In March 2010, the Civil Police of Rio
de Janeiro state inaugurated Comprehensive Citizen Services Precincts, known as DEDIC.
Under the program, citizens can file a preliminary incident report online from the
comfort of their homes and schedule a visit by police officers to their residence or any
other convenient location, such as their workplace. They can also make an appointment to
go to the police station to confirm the crime and have a final incident report issued.