Police reform is underway in the Kyrgyz Republic and they are taking initiative to make sure the police are in alignment with the principles of the community. By working on the recruitment process and establishing better evaluation policies, they hope to better the relationship between the community and law enforcement. The criminal justice program also strives to better represent every gender and minority. The U.S. worked with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to open a local police station in 2015. One of their main focuses is being made on setting better oversight and holding police accountable for their actions in hopes of reducing corruption. The expected end result is for people to feel safe in their communities and trusting of their local law enforcement.
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