Behind the Badge: Perceptions of Police Performance from the Viewpoint of Victims, Detainees and Police Officers
The Honduran police force is in the midst of a historic reform, the results of which are still unfolding. Although public perception of the police has been historically negative—marked by suspicion and lack of confidence—the state has made concerted efforts to bolster the image of the police through systemic reforms, driven and supported by civil society and the international community.
After more than four years of reforms, this study analyses the status of police perception and the progress of the police reform in Honduras, by listening to victims, the detainees and the police themselves. The study considers their complaints, opinions and suggestions and recommends changes going forward for how to achieve a more efficient, legitimate and trustworthy police.