By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) program in Rio will undergo major structural reforms, cutting its standing force by one third, according to an announcement made yesterday (August 22nd) by the State Secretary of Security, Roberto Sá, at the Integrated Command and Control Center (CICC).
A government news agency reports about 3,000 police officers who were doing administrative work in the UPPs, a third of the total, will be re-posted and begin patrolling on the streets of Rio.
Going forward officials say police units linked to the Peacekeeping Police Coordination . . .