No salary raise for policemen


Yesterday, Minister of Economy Fernando Zavala declared in the political
TV programme “Prensa Libre” that there will be no raise in the salaries
of police officers. He confirmed that the security of the citizens is a
priority, but it is not possible to uneven the country’s budget with this

Under these circumstances, the rumors of a police strike are
still present and spreading all over the country, due to the negative
reaction of the police forces against the 100 soles raise that the
government proposed.

Nevertheless, the Minister of Internal Affaires and the
National Police Commander denied the strike, but a large number
of units are prepared for any emergency.

Even though the red alert is not declared yet, the 7th Territorial Direction of the National Police (Diterpol) is in continous communication and monitors the situation in all the police stations of the capital.