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Contributions to the construction of a Latin American police model, the experience of Honduras

25 June, 2024



This book documents the modernization process of the Honduras Police from 2018 to 2024, with the support of DCAF through the Police Advisory Programme funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Topics covered include building police confidence, modernizing the police education system, gender mainstreaming in the police, developing a new use of force model, implementing external controls and accountability, and tackling future challenges, including the impact of climate change on public security.

The book is addressed to a varied audience composed of professionals and scholars involved in SSG/R, law enforcement, public policy, and social sciences within Latin America interested in understanding and applying localized police models that address the unique challenges and contexts of their countries. Policymakers, police reform advocates, and academic researchers will find valuable insights and practical guidance in the Honduran experience, which blends global knowledge with regional realities.

In addition, this book will be of value to anyone interested in the modernisation and effectiveness of police forces in Latin America, with the aim of increasing security and public trust in their communities.



Óscar Rolando Urtecho, Subinspectora Auxiliar de Policía Marilin Nicol Izcano