During an official ceremony,
's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Director Charles Sewall presented Peruvian Interior Minister Alfonso Chavarry with a donation of vehicles, equipment, and audiovisual material for the implementation of Villa El Salvador Family Police Station in Lima.
The INL provides support to this project in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV).
National Police of Peru Commander General, General Vicente Tiburcio, also attended the ceremony to receive the keys for the donated vehicles.
The peripheral Villa El Salvador district is one of the most populous in Lima and registers a high rate of domestic violence.
Thus, the INL has focused its efforts on supporting this area with the donation of two vans —one of them equipped as a mobile police station, allowing residents living in remote areas to file complaints to document their GBV cases.
The other vehicle is intended to verify that protection measures for GBV victims are complied with.
Furthermore, the police station and its auditorium have been refurbished, as well as equipped with audiovisual equipment and other supplies.
The auditorium will be a space for awareness-raising workshops for the population, in addition to organizing and boosting community policing with the support of neighborhood promoters to empower the community.
This space will also serve for training purposes related to the fight against GBV.