More than 2,000 police officers graduate

The Technical Commission for the Restructuring of the Educational System of the National Police, the authorities of the Police Institute of Higher Education (IPES), together with the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, delivered to 2,696 new police officers with the rank of privates, corporals and sergeants, the certificates of participation in the Complementary Program on Human Rights and Citizen Coexistence.

The content of the courses included personal and interpersonal skills, such as self-knowledge, self-control, emotional intelligence, assertive communication and conflict management, among others. A second module dealt with the Constitution, democratic values, ethics, authority, and the rational use of power and force.

The training of the police officers, who serve in the departments of the Preventive Police and Special Operations of Santo Domingo, corresponds to the extension phase of the Complementary Educational Program which is being carried out in the different provinces of the country and given to young people when they finish their training at the Police Training School of Hatillo, San Cristóbal.

The event of delivery of the endorsement to the new members of the institution of order was headed by the rector of the Police Institute of Higher Education (IPES), Colonel Cecilio Delgado Agramonte; Dr. Mukien Sang Ben, executive director of the Technical Commission for the Restructuring of the Educational System of the National Police and the coordinator of the complementary program, Dr. Aida Consuelo Hernández Bonnelly.

Dr. Mukien Sang Ben was in charge of the welcoming remarks and highlighted the expansion of the complementary program in different regions of the country, thanks to the agreement signed by 13 universities belonging to the ADRU. “At present, training workshops are being held in the following provinces: San Pedro de Macoris and La Romana, by UCE; Barahona, Jimani, Neyba and Pedernales, by Ucateba; La Vega, by Ucateci; Cotui, by Uteco; San Francisco de Macoris, by UCNE and Santiago, by PUCMM. For their part, INESDYC, Unapec, UNPHU, UNADE and PUCMM, are responsible for the training of the agents who provide services in Greater Santo Domingo and San Cristobal,” said Sang Ben.


The teachers who have been responsible for the development of the contents focused especially for the agents, and who each have vast experience in their area, have expressed their appreciation for the young people who, after meeting the entry requirements to the uniformed institution, comply with the proper physical and now academic training, without missing their classes with the enthusiasm and joy of serving the country, being a sign of commitment to them and to the country.


During the presentation of certificates to the more than 2,000 new police officers, Dr. Leonor Elmudesi, an expert on the subject and general director of the Lux Mundi Educational Community, gave a talk on “Ethical behavior as a key to personal and professional success”. She created the chair of “Ethics for Life”, which has been taught at that institution since its inception.

Elmudesi has been a founding member and past general coordinator of the Civic Education Consortium, and is currently a member of its Advisory Council. She is a member of the Board of Directors of EDUCA and of the Intersectorial Council for Book, Reading and Library Policy of the Ministry of Culture.

Albert Javier Corniell Cabrera gave the words of thanks on behalf of all his colleagues.

The presentation of the diplomas took place in the auditorium of the Police Institute of Higher Education and was attended by prominent personalities, as well as the faculty responsible for the complementary workshops for police officers.


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