Goal 9: Support the PNC to strengthen its service orientation as a means for violence prevention and effective crime control with a focus on building leadership skills within the police force and on improved relationships between police and communities. On Track With USG support, the PNC Athletic League in Santa Ana is fully operational. The USG completed the renovation of two athletic fields and the construction of a youth outreach center, complete with night lighting. The USG awarded a grant to an NGO to continue supervision of the program, including the recruitment of private sector sponsors. In addition, the USG provided the technical equipment for the COMPSTAT pilot project and assisted the COMPSTAT task force in developing standardized operating procedures that were approved by the Director General of the PNC. COMPSTAT was officially launched in May, and is now operational in Santa Ana, Ahuachapán, Sonsonate, and Lourdes. The model precinct program (MPP) expanded to the communities of Usulután and San Miguel, and over 800,000 citizens are
7 now benefitting from the MPP-identified best practices for crime prevention. An additional 28 PNC officers were certified as Gang Resistance Education and Training instructors, and 4,000 students graduated from the curriculum. Six agreements were signed to fund entrepreneurial projects in San Marcos, Ciudad Delgado, Atiquizaya, and Panchimalco. Projects were selected to address risk factors for gang recruitment and crime, as part of the community policing methodology. The preparation of joint community police crime prevention plans was supported in Nahuizalco, Quezaltepeque, San Marcos, Panchimalco, and San Francisco Gotera.