Honduras: Strengthening Citizen Security

On March 4, 2014, NCSC supported the engagement of local criminal justice actors in events honoring Farmer’s Day in LePaterique municipality of Honduras. Lepatrique is an important agricultural hub in Honduras, though productivity suffers from the crime and insecurity manifest throughout the country.  Recognizing the importance of community engagement to ensure the security of all citizens, local law enforcement officers were pleased to support a day-long festival honoring the farming community.

Farmer’s Day Events included performances by local musicians and dance groups, the provision of health services, and the donation of farming equipment by the police to members of the local community. More than 2000 community members and law enforcement officers participated in Farmer’s Day events, which culminated with a soccer match between community members and representatives of the national police. The events showcased the commitment of law enforcement to the community they serve, which in turn, support local law enforcement efforts to secure the safety and livelihoods of citizens.

NCSC is an implementing partner of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in Honduras and works to support broad-based criminal justice and security reform in the country.