Law enforcement in Honduras

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Law enforcement in Honduras is split between 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), agency take takes care of forensics, drug enforcement.
  • Cobras (Honduras), armed conflict people.

Past law enforcement bodies

Civil Guards, now abolished

  • Civil Guard (Honduras), a militarized police commanded directly by president Ramon Villeda Morales 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



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