Seminar on the Development of Policing Standards in Mexico

Mexican Police officer with machine gun by flickr user dream2lifeAssessment of achievements, international experience and the way forward

In May of 2013, with the shared purpose of advancing research and practices in the development of professional standards for police institutions in Mexico, the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) and the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a seminar to address the challenges to improving police standards in Mexico.

This event brought experts from the US Department of Justice, the Mexican Embassy to the US and CIDE to Washington DC, where together, they reviewed the progress, constraints and challenges in this field.

Following up on this initiative and as a concerted effort to link decision makers in Mexican federal police institutions, CIDE and the Wilson Center have organized a seminar on the same subject in Mexico City. The seminar has three main objectives: to assess the progress in the development of standards for Mexico’s police; to analyze initiatives in other parts of the world (Latin America and the United States) and to reflect on the challenges of implementation.

The seminar will feature three round tables, each initiated by a brief presentation, followed by feedback from participants. A rapporteur will draft a document summarizing the main points and conclusions of each discussion. A press conference will take place at the end of the seminar.

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