10 January 2020

Police Professionalization and Police Performance in the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey, Nuevo León

By Beatriz Magaloni, Alberto Díaz-Cayeros, Jonathan Furszyfer, Cesángari López, Sofía Mac Gregor, Gustavo Robles

Using a survey from 1,850 police officers across 11 municipalities in the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey, this study explores themes related to police perceptions of professionalization, performance, and community support. Our aim is to generate a more informed debate about the police situation in Nuevo León that gives voice to police officers. In particular, we focus on police officers’ patterns of interaction with citizens and criminal groups, their personal experiences with victimization, their views on changes in the security climate, and the challenges associated with transitioning from the old criminal justice system to the newly-reformed one.