Police Chief Slowly Purging Corruption From The Ranks in Panama
Tuesday, March 06 2012 @ 09:03 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Creating and fostering and fomenting professionalism in a fundamentally non-professional force is a very difficult task indeed. It's safe to say that the National Police force in Panama is becoming "less corrupt" as time goes by. If you'll notice when the drug busts happen and hundreds of kilos of cocaine are seized, very often the bad guys will be carrying thousands of dollars in cash with them as well. That's to pay bribes - they will just hand over the wad of cash in order to be let go and not arrested. Also, in Panama a police "commissioner" or "sub commissioner" is a name of a rank, not a position.