During an official ceremony, the director of the Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) from the United States Embassy in Peru, Charles Sewall, presented to the Minister of Interior, Alfonso Chávarry, the donation of vehicles, equipment and audiovisual material for the establishment of the Villa El Salvador (VES) family police station in Lima, to which the INL provides support in the fight against gender based violence (GBV). The general commander of the Peruvian National Police (PNP), General Vicente Tiburcio, also attended the ceremony receive vehicle keys.
The Villa El Salvador neighborhood is one of the most populated in Lima and has a high rate of domestic violence, So The INL focused its efforts on support with the donation of two vans, one of them equipped as a mobile police station allowing residents of remote areas to file complaints to document their GBV case; while the other a aims to verify that the protective measures GBV victims are respected.
In addition, the police station and its auditorium have been renovated and equipped with audiovisual equipment and other supplies. The auditorium will be a space for public awareness workshops, in addition to organizing and promoting community policing with the support of next to promoters to empower the community. The auditorium will also serve as a space for training related to the fight against GBV .