Law enforcement in Honduras

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Honduran Police in San Francisco, Lempira

Law enforcement in Honduras is split among three law enforcement organisations.

Current branches

  • Transit Police (Honduras) (Policia de Transito), a police force in charge of automobile transportation. They take care of car crashes, parking violations and other infringements.
  • DGIC (Dirección General de Investigaciones Criminalisticas), the agency that takes care of forensics and drug enforcement.
  • Cobras (Honduras), armed conflict people.

Past law enforcement bodies

Civil Guard, now abolished

  • Civil Guard in Honduras is a militarized police which was commanded directly by president Ramon Villeda Morales before his death, rather than the chief of the armed forces created in 1957.

Historical secret police organizations

  • Departamento Nacional de Investigaciones (DNI) (National Investigation Department)

See also



  • World Police Encyclopedia, ed. by Dilip K. Das & Michael Palmiotto. by Taylor & Francis. 2004,
  • World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, 2nd. edition, Gale., 2006
  • Sullivan, Larry E. et al. Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2005.
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