Citizen Security in Central America: A Conversation with Aminta Granera, Nicaragua’s Director General of the National Police

from CSIS Americas:

http://vimeo.com/44322507

Citizen Security in Central America: A Conversation with Aminta Granera, Nicaragua's Director General of the National Police by CSIS PLUS 3 weeks 1 day ago / Creative Commons License: by nc sa While much of Central America confronts some of the highest violent crime rates in years, Nicaragua appears to be in a sea of calm. Despite limited resources and high poverty levels, it enjoys much lower violent crime rates than many of its neighbors. Is it innovative community policing programs or effective drug interdiction efforts? How has Nicaragua stymied transnational crime organizations and the rise of youth gangs? To answer these questions and discuss her country's citizen security strategy, the CSIS Americas Program hosted Aminta Granera, Director General of the Nicaragua National Police. Chief of police since 2006, Granera is responsible for a number of innovations in policing.

video embedded and blogged about here:

http://www.elportonverde.com/2012/07/11/citizen-security-in-central-amer...

Note: The speech is given in Spanish and there is no English translation. In my opinion, this is a very strong presentation by the police chief. Never heard her speak like this before, but she is impressive. She discusses lots of facts and figures and really gives a picture of what it is like in places like Honduras and Guatemala which is quite disturbing.