Reforming the Ranks: Assessing Police Reform Efforts in Mexico

February 12, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am


The Washington Office on Latin America and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute are pleased to invite you to "Reforming the Ranks: Assessing Police Reform Efforts in Mexico."

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced widespread changes to Mexico’s federal security forces, including placing the federal police under the direction of the Ministry of the Interior and creating a national gendarmerie, which will be made up of approximately 10,000 soldiers at its inception. As these changes begin to take shape, it is important to examine the progress that has already been made to reform Mexico’s federal police forces, as well as the long-standing challenges to that remain, particularly in the area of police accountability.  

Please join us for this expert panel, which will discuss the current state of police reform in Mexico, issues that the Peña Nieto government must address to create strong and accountable federal security forces, and ways the United States might support these efforts.

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Executive Director, Institute for Security and Democracy (Insyde), Mexico
  • Researcher, Department of Legal Studies, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico
Back to top

Upcoming Events


Second Annual North American Energy Forum

September 17, 2015 // 9:00am4:00pm

Experts & Staff

Wilson Center Photo Gallery

Browse or share photos from the Wilson Center’s events.

To Attend an Event

Unless otherwise noted:

Meetings listed on this page are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required unless otherwise noted. All meetings take place at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Please see map and directions. Allow time for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required for entry.

To confirm time and place, contact Maria-Stella Gatzoulis on the day of the event: tel. (202) 691-4188. Check this page for the latest updates and notices.