Venezuela’s National Bolivarian Police Force (PNB) has extended operations to eight states throughout the country, as part of the deepening of government policies to tackle the country’s high crime rate.
By Rachael Boothroyd - Correo del Orinoco International , Sep 7th 2012
Founded in 2009, the UNES was conceived of as a totally new way of training police officers and reforming policing methods. The proposal of the UNES in itself is incredible, but also somewhat daunting. In short, to fundamentally transform the power relationship between the police and society.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez approved 1.756 billion bolivars (US$409 million) in funds yesterday for the expansion of the country’s National Bolivarian Police (PNB) and the National Experimental University of Security (UNES), where the PNB receive their training.
We’ve seen in previous articles how political manipulation of the issue of security attempts to show an increase in murders as a specific factor of the Bolivarian revolution. However, we can see how violence has been dramatically increasing for a long time now, since the opposition of today was the government
Due to the work of the National Bolivarian Police (PNB), crime is down by 53% in Caracas, according to the Chief of Police. However, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez criticised the killing of three prisoners in a cell of the CICPC, Venezuelan’s crime investigation body.
On Wednesday Venezuela authorities formally announced the disbanding of the Metropolitan Police of Caracas (MP), paving the way for the newly-established National Bolivarian Police (PNB) to take over operations in the nation’s capital.
Strengthening police presence and combating violent crime at both the regional and national level were the central topics of discussions taking place last Saturday during an extraordinary session of the Venezuelan government’s Federal Council in the capital city of Caracas.
Venezuela’s National Bolivarian Police (PNB) has registered significant decreases in crime during its first 6 months of operations, the director of the new security body, Luis Fernandez, reported last week.