At the time of this interview, A. Plata was the coordinator at the Regional Coordination Center in Colombia. A colonel, he served more than two decades as a member of the Colombian National Police Force, both as an administrator and as a policeman. He was in charge of the Montes de Maria region of Colombia.
Coordinator, Regional Coordination Center
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
A. Plata discusses Colombian measures to gradually improve the efficacy of the police force. He discusses efforts to increase the size of the force in terms of both personnel and the number of police stations, as well as moves to improve training, mobility and equipment. He explains Colombian efforts to increase cooperation across regions, as well as with its neighbors. Colombia also established rural community policing, and engaged in community outreach measures to educate the public about the role of the police and their rights under the constitution, and to regain their trust.
Spanish with English Consecutive Translation
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