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The eye of OMSAC: The rule of law begins in the ranks of the police

In an ever-changing world, the Global Security Organization Against Corruption (OMSAC) remains vigilant, monitoring security and integrity trends, challenges and opportunities. Our mission is clear: to promote transparency, integrity and security through in-depth analyzes and targeted investigations. In this special edition of "The Eye of OMSAC", the Integrity & Investigation department delves into the disturbing phenomenon of rising hatred and attacks against police in many countries. Our goal is to raise awareness and remind everyone of the importance of respecting the laws, as well as the need for constructive collaboration between the police, citizens and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for a safer and fairer world.

The rule of law is based on the principle that no one is above the law, including state officials, such as members of law enforcement. It is a fundamental element of any functioning democracy. Yet public trust in the police is declining in many parts of the world, and the reasons for this distrust are complex.

One of the main concerns is alleged abuses of power within the police force. Incidents of police brutality, discrimination and racism have sparked public outrage and sparked large-scale protests. These events highlighted the need for significant reform of policing practices and law enforcement.

Physical and verbal attacks directed at police officers have also become more frequent, endangering their safety and their ability to maintain public order. These violent attacks cannot in any way be justified, but they highlight a climate of tension and distrust between the police and certain segments of society.

It is essential to remember that respect for the laws and collaboration between the police and the community are crucial to ensure the safety and well-being of all. The police's mission is to protect and serve the population, while citizens have the responsibility to respect the laws established for the common good.

However, for the police to effectively maintain order and combat all forms of crime, including corruption and influence peddling, it is imperative that States create a healthy environment based on reciprocal respect for fundamental rights. of the human being. This requires serious reflection on police policies and practices, as well as real collaboration with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dedicated to the defense of human rights and transparency.

Security and police authorities have an essential role to play in promoting this conducive environment. They must be transparent in their actions, accountable for their actions and open to supervision and collaboration with NGOs. This approach strengthens public confidence in law enforcement and allows for better crime prevention and resolution.

When police and security authorities work in partnership with NGOs and the community, they create an environment conducive to the prevention and resolution of crimes, including those related to corruption and influence peddling. This collaboration promotes greater social harmony and a sense of security among citizens, while strengthening the rule of law.

Ultimately, respect for the law, collaboration between the police, security authorities, NGOs and the community are not only essential elements of the rule of law, but they are also essential for prosperity and stability of our societies. It is in the general interest of nations to cultivate a climate of trust, mutual respect and cooperation to guarantee a healthy and secure life for all.

OMSAC Integrity & Investigation Department


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