The majority of police are honest and conscientious fidelity to his profession in Peru receive unjustified social stigma and collective rebuke to integrate an organization that infringes the human rights of people, but they are permanent victims of violations of their rights, no just by citizens but by the very political and organizational structure of the institution that shelters, including the State and Interior Sector. Within this context and with good reason, considering that the police can not unionize or have the right to strike, establishing in 2002 in Lima Police Ombudsman’s Office with the aim of ensuring their human rights, dispute settlement mechanisms to raise complaints against and requests of abuse, undue delay of proceedings, penalties, sexual harassment, medical malpractice, among others. Subsequently expanded its purview to all employees of the Ministry of Interior and create regional offices in Arequipa, Trujillo, Iquitos and Huancayo.
But pettiness insensitive politicians themselves do not accept or recognize the good works of his predecessors, the Police Ombudsman’s Office has become a monument to bureaucracy kept anonymous, weakened, no targets, no authority, no leadership, no presence or support political, but that is in some way – so inactive – with the purposes of the Interior Sector and the same police to conceal the serious problems facing the police sector marginalized in Peru, compared to administrative mismanagement that keeps the special police to the less remunerative range with serious limitations, they were duped by a so-called “productivity bonus” to which few have access, are not treated like human beings because of violation of their fundamental rights, unfair laws have been evolving as the increase for three years service time when what we really want to stop paying social benefits for deficit problems of the Military Police Pension Fund, the Police in order to survive have to sell their breaks and holidays, enslaving their lives to work and leaving his family life, has to meet service fees to different parts of the country and not get paid their per diem and passages which they belong, must suffice poor health care, infant welfare, forced reductions in the Police Housing Fund, Casino Police and other agencies such as the Officers’ Mutual Association, the Funeral Support Fund, the Police Health Fund, etc. which generate economic resources whose final destination should be a proper audit, let alone abuse, arbitrariness and corruption in the supply of gasoline and food that is offered in police custody.
Indeed, it has been using the budget and material resources of the State, as well as civilian and police to continue running the offices of the Police Ombudsman’s Office at national level but without any profit or benefit to its users. Of course, people who currently charge their fees on time as workers of these bodies have not the slightest idea what it means to be human rights defender.
If the new Minister of Interior asked who defends the rights of police, I would reply that it is not the Police Ombudsman’s Office. Dr. Hugo Muller, is a Peruvian lawyer, criminologist, retired officers of the National Police in the rank of colonel, has served as Judge Advocate Police and Military Justice, now a researcher, expert, consultant, adviser, trainer and international lecturer on topics of Public Safety, Police and Community Police Adaptation to the New Adversarial System of Professional Procedure. Taught at the university. As Attorney advises and litigates on professional and civil trials. Email contacts: