Programa Seguridad Ciudadana

Proyecto terminado
Fortalecimiento Policía hondureña
Fortalecimiento Policía hondureña ©DFAE

El programa apoya las reformas de la Policía Nacional centradas en la integridad institucional: reforma del sistema educativo de la policía, vigilancia comunitaria y sistemas de control efectivos para el personal. En el Golfo de Fonseca y la Mosquitia, los actores del sector de justicia y seguridad, los gobiernos locales, la sociedad civil, el sector privado y las poblaciones indígenas fortalecen su cooperación e implementan conjuntamente estrategias de prevención de violencia locales y regionales.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Conflito y fragilidad
Desarrollo de los servicios legales y judiciales
Gestión y reforma de los sistemas de seguridad
Prevención de los conflictos
01.09.2018 - 31.12.2022
CHF  8’500’000
Contexto Some progress has been realized in reforming the National Police over the last years. Basic police education has been modernized with more thorough selection criteria for recruits, a new police school and longer training periods based on revised curricula which integrate aspects of human rights. The work of the special national vetting commission has led to the dismissal of over 5000 police officers in an effort to fight corruption within the police. The creation of a community policing philosophy lies part of the groundwork to recover citizens’ trust in the police. Challenges persist however: Overall institutional integrity and effectiveness needs to be strengthened. Strategic and operational management are not sufficiently linked. The community policing model still requires strengthening and support for application at a nation-wide level. The police education system requires further reforms for mid- to high-level officers as well as regards continuous education. Excessive use of force by police officers, in particular when confronting demonstrations, is a recurrent issue. The communication and cooperation between the Police and other actors along the chain of justice needs to be improved to reduce impunity. At territorial level, cooperation among local governments, justice and security actors, private sector and civil society needs to be institutionalized to strengthen prevention of violence.
Objetivos The citizens of Honduras in general, and in particular in the regions of the Gulf of Fonseca and the Mosquitia, lead safer and more secure lives.
Grupos destinarios
  • Security Ministry, National Police, Public Prosecutors and District Judges;
  • Local governments and local branches of the National Women’s Institute;
  • Honduras citizens, in particular in the regions R13 and R10.
Efectos a medio plazo

Outcome 1: The Security Ministry  and the National Police, in cooperation with the justice and security system, increase their institutional integrity and effectiveness, with a framework of human rights and meritocracy.

Outcome 2: The municipal and regional authorities, along with justice and security operators, civil society and the local private sector, effectively implement a concerted system of violence prevention, security and justice in the Region 13 Gulf of Fonseca, applying a comprehensive approach to human rights, gender and institutional integrity.

Outcome 3: The authorities and justice and security operators of the Region 10, the Mosquitia, together with civil society, have on hand and implement concerted mechanisms for security and prevention of criminality and violence, as well as mechanisms for effective justice which take into account the rights, culture and customs of the indigenous and afro descendent population.


Resultados previstos:   The National Police has a functional stratgic and operational change management system. Curricula for Police Education both for mid- and upper level police officers as well as for continuous training are modernized and integrate best practices on integrity, human rights and gender. The community policing philosophy is applied in the Gulf of Fonseca and the Mosquitia. Both regions posses Local Security Plans. Strategic infrastructure of security and justice sector actors is improved (e.g. training facilities, special attention centers for violence victims, mobile mortuaries).

Resultados de las fases anteriores:   The Security Ministry and the National Police have embarked on a series of large institutional reforms: i) systems for longer-term strategic planning have been designed; ii) the training of entry level police officers has been extended from 3 to 11 months and is based on a  modernized curriculum which includes aspects of respect for human rights and community policing; iii) over 4000 new police officers have been formed under this new system so far; iv) the criminal investigation police has been reorganized and disposes of new and better trained personnel and better equipment; iv) a community policing model has been developed; v) as part of a larger donor support to fight corruption with the police, the vetting of the entire police force by a special commission has led to the dismissal of 5000 police officers and vi) the sectoral donor coordination group on security, justice and human rights has been strengthened and increased harmonization on reform support.

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
ONG internacional o extranjera
Otra organización internacional
  • Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores

Synergies with programs/contributions of SDC: ProJoven, Strengthening of Human Rights and Social Auditing, Transformative empowerment with a psychosocial approach, DEIT R13GF and R10, UNHCHR

Synergies with third party programs: IDB – Program for Coexistence; US – INL - support to the National Police; USAID – Community Policing; Japan –Community Policing

Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    8’500’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    8’188’103
Fases del proyecto Fase 2 01.09.2022 - 30.06.2024   (Completed)

Fase 1 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2022   (Completed)