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 The USG continues to strengthen relations between police and the communities they serve by expanding the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program. Thirty-six new officers were certified as instructors for the program and three PNC GREAT-certified instructors, selected for the GREAT Train the Trainer program, have completed two of the three phases for joining the GREAT international training team. The GREAT program has expanded into the communities of San Martin, La
7 Herradura de La Paz, and San Salvador. The USG also awarded a $100,000 grant to expand the PNC Police Athletic League in Santa Ana and in La Herradura de La Paz, which will benefit approximately 1,000 at-risk youth. Approximately 8,000 students are receiving training under the GREAT program since January 2014. The USG completed a baseline public opinion and crime statistics survey for the police model precinct in Usulutan. During this reporting period, four new community policing programs were established in the municipalities of Jiquilisco, Ciudad Barrios, Puerto La Libertad, and Chalchuapa, including the development of community policing action plans and the training of 490 police officers in the basic Community Policing course. The USG also supported the PNC in providing followup training for 1,074 police officers in 12 previously established community policing localities. To strengthen community-police relations, the USG sponsored 1,225 students, parents, and community members in joint activities with the police, such as community forums, sporting events, vocational instruction and fairs, summer school activities, street theatre productions, and more.