Organic Police Law. Approval.

Original Language Title: Ley Organica Policial. Aprobacion.

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LAW organic police establishment the Senate and the Chamber of representatives of the Republic East of the Uruguay, gathered at General Assembly, DECREED: title I Chapter I provisions general article 1.-the order and the internal public security are exclusive responsibility of the State. Maintenance corresponds to the Executive branch through the Ministry of the Interior. Article 2.-the national police is a civil and public force in the field of internal security. It is a body of national and professional character. Its structure and organization is hierarchical in nature and their operation is governed by the strictest discipline and observance of the law in force. Title II chapter I of the committed by the police national article 3º.-the national police mission is to protect the free exercise of rights and freedoms, and ensure order and internal security, through the performance of the tasks carried out in the following articles. Article 4. (Cometidos como Policía Administrativa).-the roles of the national police, as administrative police, are as follows: to) ensure compliance with the laws and general provisions, executing the orders that have been entrusted to it, in the field of their respective competencies.

(B) Assistant and protect people and ensure the conservation and safekeeping of the goods which are in danger for any reason.

(C) to maintain and restore, in his case, order and security.

(D) preventing the Commission of crimes and offences set out in the criminal code and the special laws as well as administrative contraventions for which your intervention has been arranged.

(E) repress behaviour which constitute crimes and misdemeanours.

(F) ensure the development of public gatherings, protecting the rights of third parties, when those become the peaceful nature.

(G) ensure security in places and public events.

(H) participate in operations to determine the competent authorities, in cases of serious risk, catastrophe or protection of the environment and natural resources.

I) carried out aerial surveillance, using airspace only for tasks of observation and support for police operations on land, in accordance with the national and international laws governing matter and the regulation that is handed down in this regard.

(J) combat terrorism, as well as crimes and crimes against humanity, promoting respect for human rights.

(K) those other tasks that he credited the legislation in force. 5 article. (Cometidos como auxiliar de la Justicia).-as auxiliary of Justice, the national police will compete: to) investigate crimes or acts of crime-like.

(B) submit to the jurisdiction of the competent court the suspects of criminal offences.

(C) develop the process of criminal investigation within its jurisdiction and under the direction of the Court, preserve the scene of the fact, document findings, manipulate, analyze and conserve objects, evidence, and evidence of the offence, in accordance with the scientific and technical procedures applicable, putting them at the disposal of the competent court.

(D) those other tasks that he credited the legislation in force. 6 article. (Requirement of intervention).-in the materials subject to State control, not expressly attributed to the Ministry of the Interior, the national police may intervene at the request of the Executive branch. 7 article. (Requirement of collaboration)-for the fulfilment of its role, the national police may require the collaboration of the rest of the authorities and public officials, who must provide it in accordance. Persons and entities carrying out functions of surveillance, security, or custody, referred to persons, goods or services, in accordance with the regulations in force, must collaborate with the national police in the performance of its tasks. Article 8. (Remission)-policing will adjust the regulations on police procedure, other legal and regulatory fees imposed special duties, as well as regulations issued by the Executive branch. Chapter II of the organizational structure of the national police the hierarchical location in the organizational structure of the political Cabinet article 9. (Minister of Interior).-the Executive Branch, through the head of the Ministry of the Interior, is the hierarchical superior of the national police, in whose quality deserves the command of the police services, both as well as the general planning of the management of the Ministry. Article 10. (Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior)-is the second in command of the Ministry of the Interior. As such, it deserves in conjunction with the Minister of the Interior, the determination and the coordination of policies of the order and public safety. Article 11. (Director General of Secretariat)-is the third in command at the Ministry of the Interior and its essential role the coordination of actions between the units of the subsection. At the same time, compete you the Administration and management of all its human resources, material and financial. The Director General of secretariat will be assisted by a Deputy Director, who shall act under the command of the first. Article 12. (Director of the national police)-is the fourth in command in the Ministry of the Interior and has as a core mandate operating professional command of the national police. Its powers will be those set out in article 25 of this law. The Director of the national police will be assisted by a Deputy Director, who shall act under the command of the first. Title III chapter I of 13 units of the Ministry of the INTERIOR article. (Directorate of Internal Affairs)-Directorate of Internal Affairs is the organ of control of the functional management of the units of the Ministry of the Interior. They will be tasks of the Directorate of Internal Affairs: to) prevent acts of corruption in the performance of the police function, promoting training and strengthening ethical values, such as honesty, integrity and efficiency in management.

(B) check that the police service is fulfilled efficiently and according to the law in force, in any matter submitted for its consideration, tending particularly to defence and respect human rights.

(C) to investigate facts and look criminal acts committed by the Ministry of the Interior staff, regardless of their functional relationship, to identify those responsible and assign responsibilities in coordination with the competent justice. For this purpose due to a fact that criminal appearance it shall inform the competent judge, being empowered to practice arranged arrests.

D) Institute disciplinary proceedings for serious irregularities in the operation of the services or in the actions of law enforcement officials, as well as the possible Commission of crimes, any individual is the hierarchy of these.

(E) substantiate disciplinary administrative office procedures, by denunciation of part or anonymously with content.

(F) advise on matters within its competence, and in those in which the hierarchs of the paragraph required.


(G) to coordinate activities with other agencies of the State for the better fulfilment of the specific purposes of the unit. The Directorate of Internal Affairs shall have all the powers necessary for the performance of its tasks, which will be regulated by the Executive branch. To the personal direction of Home Affairs acting for the exercise of their functions, will not be opposable the police hierarchy, grade, office or function of the person under investigation. However, the investiture of the learned be taken into account for the purposes of the interviews. That address will be headed by a Director, appointed with particular confidential nature. Article 14. (Directorate-General of police intelligence and information)-the Directorate General of information and police intelligence is a police unit, whose tasks are the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information for the prevention and eventual suppression of the facts with the appearance of crime, contributing in turn to strategic decision-making in matters of public security. That address will be headed by a Director, which shall be appointed by the Executive Branch as a particular trust manager. Article 15. (Republican Guard)-the Republican Guard is a special professional body with national jurisdiction which is a dependent security force directly from the Minister of the Interior. It has the Mission of secure, maintain and restore internal order, the fight against crime within the entire country and other related activities to their capabilities in accordance with the provisions establishing the Executive branch. In addition, support and collaborate in the fulfilment of its duties to the national police, National Institute of rehabilitation and other public institutions that request it. For the purposes of compliance with the institutional aims and tasks, the Republican Guard will use regular weapons, required special weapons as well as other material means provided for the fulfilment of its mission. It will apply in its use of force doctrine criteria of rationality, escalation and proportionality, must exhaust before the dissuasive means suitable to its scope, as the case. That address will be headed by a Director appointed by the Minister of the Interior that possess, as a minimum degree of Commissioner greater than the Executive subescalafon in situation of activity. Article 16. (National Directorate of fire)-the National Directorate of fire is a professional technical body with competence in the area of risk of fire and accidents in the entire country. It is a specialized technical institution that reports directly to the Minister of the Interior. That address will be headed by a Director, which shall be appointed by the Executive Branch, as a particular trust manager. Without prejudice to the provisions of the law No. 15.896, of September 15, 1987, the National Directorate of fire has the following tasks: to) assume the direction of the operations necessary to deal with claims.

(B) issuing the regulations on fire risks, establishing measures permanent or situational prevention devices and its application cases, and penalties that apply for contravention of its provisions.

(C) collaborate with other public bodies, within the sphere of competence of these, to prevent, eliminate or suppress claims of any kind.

(D) intervene in fire control and in those incidents, whatever its nature, which aparejen an immediate danger to lives, property and for the environment.

(E) collaborate to request police or judicial, in tasks involving use of personnel or specialized material also.

(F) organize, instruct and prepare all State or civilian element with public service mission of firefighters, who could create and supervise their use.

(G) carry out standardisation, dissemination and teaching of rules and technical procedures to prevent and avoid accidents.

(H) comply with all those tasks provided for by the legislation in force.

(I) put at the disposal of the national emergency system, when it is summoned. Article 17. (National Directorate of police education).-the national direction of the police education is an executing unit, national jurisdiction, whose function is the permanent training of the national police, in the Basic, technical and academic levels of undergraduate and postgraduate, in accordance with the tasks referred to in article 58 of this law. That address will be headed by a Director, which shall be appointed by the Executive Branch, as a particular trust manager. Article 18. (National Directorate of Social Affairs)-the National Directorate of Social Affairs is a unit, of national jurisdiction, whose responsibilities are the Organization and management of health and assistance and social security police. Create the post of National Director of health police with particular confidential nature. You will have to turn, a Deputy National Director of health police who will have as their mission the prevention, protection and recovery integral health at all levels of the personal police in activity and retirement, pensioners, household, sanitary control and certification of sick leave, according to as determined by regulation. On the other hand, you will have a Deputy Director national assistance and Social security police, which will be by task manage, process, propose and serve the retirements, pensions, allowances and other social security benefits. Chapter II connecting agencies and the Ministry security cabinet article 19. (Connection organisms).-the Minister of the Interior may, by way of resolution, creating bodies of connection between the different police services, determining its roles and responsibilities. Article 20. (Security Cabinet of the Ministry)-the Cabinet of Ministry security will have as a main mission coordination and articulation of actions linked to the preservation of order and public security. Article 21. (Integration).-the Security Cabinet of the Ministry will be chaired by the Minister of the Interior and shall consist, at the same time, by the Deputy Minister, Director General of Secretariat, the Director of the national police, the Director of the Republican Guard, the Chief of police of Montevideo, the Chief of police of Canelones, the Director General of information and police intelligence, the Director General of repression to the Director General to fight organized crime and illicit drug trafficking and INTERPOL. The Minister of the Interior, when it so deems it appropriate, may convene other hierarchs of the remaining units of the Ministry. Chapter III of the Directorate of the national police article 22. (Director of the national police).-the post of Director of the national police will be of particular trust and its owner shall be appointed by the Executive. Article 23. (Cometidos de la Dirección de la Policía Nacional).-the roles of the National Police Directorate are the following: to) implement the policies of the order and security established by the Minister of the Interior.

(B) planning the activities of the national police.

(C) direct, coordinate, supervise and control police units that are under their dependence.

(D) to advise the Minister of the Interior on matters relating to the order, security and the national police.

(E) coordinate with the direction General of secretariat of the Ministry of the Interior, the administration of the resources needed for its management. Article 24. (Unidades dependientes de la Dirección de la Policía Nacional)-address of the national police will depend on following police units: to) departmental police headquarters.

(B) address of planning and police strategy.

(C) General Directorate of combating organized crime and INTERPOL.

D) address General of suppression of illicit traffic in drugs.

(E) National Directorate of forensic science.

(F) National Directorate of traffic police.

(G) National Directorate of Civil identification.

(H) the National Directorate of migration.

I) Directorate General of control of companies, whose object is the private security. Chapter IV of the missions of the units of the Directorate of the national police article 25. (Departmental police headquarters)-in each Department of the country, there will be a police chief appointed by the Executive branch. To be Chief of police, in accordance with article 173 of the Constitution, the same conditions as are required to be Senator. Each police headquarters is a unit with departmental jurisdiction, which has the roles of administrative police and the Sheriff's mentioned in articles 4 and 5 of this Act, that must be executed according to the orders that made the request of the Directorate of the national police and that have not been assigned exclusively to other police units they must provide to which their collaboration. Each departmental police headquarters must necessarily be integrated by the following dependencies: to) the command of the head of departmental police, composed of the Chief of police, Deputy Chief of police and the Director of coordination Executive.


(B) the territorial divisions, whose amount will vary by Department, according to their demographic, territorial and criminal characteristics. At the same time, each one of them must have a unit of research, a unit specialized in domestic violence, as well as others that would be necessary to create rules of procedure.

(C) the departmental police, which will depend on the territorial divisions and must necessarily have a body dedicated to the tasks of community policing, a unit specializing in order and control failures and other behaviors that affect coexistence, as well as others that would be necessary to create rules of procedure. Article 26. (Address of planning and strategy police)-Directorate of planning and strategy police has committed planning, advice, coordination and supervision of the tasks assigned by the Director of the national police, and cooperation with the rest of the police units, in relation to the professional issues you raised. It will also have jurisdiction in the management, implementation and monitoring of policies designed by the Director of the national police, such as community policing, quality management, domestic violence and rural security. That unit will be headed by a Director who possess, as a minimum degree of Commissioner greater than the Executive subescalafon, in situation of activity. Article 27. (General Directorate of combating organized crime and INTERPOL).-La direction General for combating organized crime and INTERPOL is a dependent unit 001) (04 police unit. Main tasks is prevention, control and repression of organized crime, assistance to the authorities of criminal police of the Member countries of the international organization of Criminal Police (INTERPOL) and receive them, serving them in whatever is applicable, the decisions of the General Assembly of that organization. That unit will be headed by a Director who possess, as a minimum degree of Commissioner greater than the Executive subescalafon, in situation of activity. Article 28. (General Directorate of suppression of illicit drug trafficking).-La direction General of suppression of illicit traffic in drugs, is a unit of police, dependent unit 001 (a) 04. Main tasks is prevention, control and suppression of illicit trafficking in drugs and those actions that contravene the rules on production, distribution and use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. That address will be headed by a Director who possess, as a minimum degree of Commissioner greater than the Executive subescalafon in situation of activity. Article 29. (Directorate of scientific police).-the National Directorate of forensic science is a unit, of national jurisdiction, whose tasks are to collect and analyze objects, documents and other items constituting evidence or proof material of alleged malfeasance, documenting the scene of the fact, perform skills and all other activities of his specialty, for the purposes of its evaluation by the competent judicial authorities. That address will be headed by a Director who possess, as a minimum degree of Commissioner greater than the Executive subescalafon in situation of activity. Article 30. (National Directorate of traffic police).-the National Directorate of traffic police is a unit that has as main purpose the prevention and suppression of crimes and failures that occur on the roads, national and departmental. At the same time, you have as their mission organize, control and make the compliance and the systematization of the transit across the country according to applicable national and departmental regulations; enforce the national regulation of transit, departmental regulations and other provisions on the subject, in all routes, roads, streets and public roads in the country; prevent and punish acts that may affect the State of the road network; provide assistance to the victims of traffic accidents; ensure the free movement of vehicles, by adopting provisions that were needed; collect statistics relating to transit, movement of vehicles, accidents or any other made of interest, relating to the same subject matter, without prejudice to the other specific tasks that are assigned to you in the role of police. That address will be headed by a Director who possess, as a minimum degree of Commissioner greater than the Executive subescalafon in situation of activity. Article 31. (National Directorate of Civil identification).-the National Directorate of Civil identification is an executive unit, with national jurisdiction, whose missions are to record, preserve and update data identifying persons, issued the identity card, passport and other records of the registered information. That address will be headed by a Director, which shall be appointed by the Executive Branch, as a particular trust manager. Article 32. (National Directorate of migration).-the National Directorate of migration is an executive unit, with national jurisdiction, whose responsibilities are the registration and control of persons who enter the national territory, remain and are graduating this advice in relation to immigration matters, as well as to deal with temporary and permanent residencies granted to foreigners, in the latter case , by the holder of the Ministry of the Interior. That address will be headed by a Director, which shall be appointed by the Executive Branch, as a particular trust manager. Article 33. (Direction General de control of companies, whose object is the private security)-is responsible for the registration, controller, control and supervision of the services provided by people private, natural or legal, authorized for the fulfilment of the activities of private security, such as surveillance, protection, custody, management, transfer and safety of persons, goods and values, as well as financial institutions decentralized payments and related. Is up, among other tasks, to manage the empowerment of private security operators and dependent on the same staff; process, inspect and enable security systems in general and all the material and technical means as may be required by the regulations, approved security products; practice inspections of safety that it deems appropriate, or that is request you, by making the corresponding technical reports and propose the imposition of penalties in cases where they infringe the respective norms. That address will be headed by a Director who possess, as a minimum degree of Commissioner greater than the Executive subescalafon in situation of activity. Title IV of the Statute of chapter I of the Statute and the police state police staff article 34. (Definition)-the Police Statute is the set of rules governing the rights, duties and guarantees that the Constitution, laws, decrees and other regulations, establish for the personal police. The police state is the legal situation created by the set of standards referred to in the preceding paragraph. Article 35. ((The police state inherent rights).-without prejudice to others that provide the legal or regulatory provisions, are rights of police personnel in activity: to) respect their honour, dignity and due considerations that give its authority it.

(B) administrative career according to budget forecasts.

(C) the use of the title, uniforms, badges, logos, attributions and armament of the degree and position matching.

(D) the right to the extent destination.

(E) training, training, specialization and permanent upgrading which guarantee their development and career advancement.

(F) medical assistance and permanent monitoring of occupational health.

(G) the exercise of disciplinary powers provided for in this law and the regulations issued.

(H) the contribution of knowledge and experience who possesses, in order to contribute to the better performance of the function.

I) perception of salary, bonus, amenities, benefits and special considerations that apply in accordance with the function performed.

(J) the assistance provided by the respective police health service.

(K) the statutory annual leave and other breaks that apply.

(L) the Ombudsman honorary assistance in criminal of the national police, when you must appear in court because the police function.

(M) the right to unionization, while you expressly prohibited both the exercise of the strike as the concentration and the manifestation with weapons or uniforms, or the occupation of workplaces, as well as prevent free access to them and the obstruction of the normal development of the activities.

(N) not fulfill orders which constitute violation of the Constitution of the Republic, laws or regulations.

(N) have in retirement and pension for their derecho-habientes in accordance with the law.

(O) other rights established by laws, decrees or regulations. Article 36. (Deberes inherentes ael Estado Policial).-are inherent to the State police duties: to) exercise the function with respect to the Constitution and the laws in force.

(B) perform the function with dedication.


(C) Act with honesty and integrity, refrain from any act of corruption, and resolutely oppose it.

(D) observe correct and helpful friendly with members of the community, who will seek to aid and protect when circumstances warrant or may be required to do so.

(E) identify and provide the maximum information about their performance, reason and purpose of it.

(F) to act without delay in the performance of the function, depleting the resources available for the best performance of one.

(G) the rights inherent in the human person, even with the risk of their own lives.

(H) to maintain public order and safety preventing, deterring and suppressing crime and violence in all its forms.

I) obey the order from the superior, which must be legitimate and emanate from the competent authority. To equal degree, police personnel of lower seniority will respect by the oldest but, in any case, due obedience may invoke orders involving the execution of acts that constitute a crime or are contrary to the Constitution or the laws.

(J) perform the functions inherent to each grade, cargo and destination, as well as comply with service commissions.

(K) subject to the disciplinary regime contained in this Statute and the regulations that are handed down.

(L) Act with fairness, respect and protect the rights and dignity of human, without distinction of any kind.

(M) to ensure the life, physical integrity, honor and dignity of the detainees or their custody.

(N) not disclose information that take knowledge on reason or on the occasion of the service obligation which will be maintained even in a situation of withdrawal of the police officer.

(O) refrain from all public or private, political activity except the vote, pursuant to the fourth subparagraph of article 77 of the Constitution of the Republic. Without prejudice to the duties set forth above, police personnel will be responsible for criminal, civil, and administratively by acts that run or skip, as well as by the orders that provided. Article 37. ((Prohibitions).-police personnel will have the following prohibitions: to) perform demonstrations which violate respect for the powers of the State, the authorities or made criticisms on the Organization and structure of the institution, management and policies adopted by the authorities.

(B) consume illicit substances, according to the Decree-Law No. 14.294 of 31 October 1974.

(C) those who fulfil the dual condition of police officers and professionals in law (doctor of law, lawyer, Attorney), may not intervene in advice, defence or any other service outside the specifically police, of natural or legal persons who were directly involved in police procedures which had participated.

(D) those who possess the quality of experts in any area, may not make reports, surveys, participate in judicial or extrajudicial, process in favor of private or public persons (natural or legal).

(E) do not perform activities, tasks, or specific work which by its nature may affect the image or decorum of the institution.

(F) perform surveillance, custody or advice on safety, outside the scope of the Ministry of the Interior.

(G) other prohibitions in the legal regulations in force. Article 38. ((El Estado Policial deel personal en situación de retiro).-the police in a situation of withdrawal will have the following rights, obligations and prohibitions: 1) rights: to) the charge of having of retirement and pension for their derecho-habientes in accordance with the law.

(B) the use of the title.

(C) the assistance provided by the National Directorate of health police.

(D) the carrying of the weapon and the use of the uniform social or gala, emblems, logos for each grade level, purposes Protocol, which must comply with standards and regulations in force, with the exception of the staff of the basic scale.

((2) obligations and prohibitions: to) not to divulge information about facts or documents which by their nature should remain reserved, confidential or secret.

(B) the attachment to the police disciplinary regime during the first four years of his move to retirement.

(C) conduct manifestations that violate respect for the powers of the State, its authorities or made criticisms about the Organization and structure of the institution, management and policies adopted by the authorities, during the first four years of his move to retirement. Article 39. (Pérdida deel Estado Policial).-the State police is lost by the following circumstances: to) by severance or dismissal by the competent authority.

(B) voluntary severance at the request of the interested party accepted by the Administration, which does not require removal.

(C) by a sentence imposed by a judgment of the courts to bring about punishment incompatible with the exercise of the functions or special charges or public offices or absolute disqualification. Article 40. (Suspensión deel Estado Policial).-the State police is suspended when the police incurred expressly determined by the normative acts, such as: A) precautionary measure prepared by the competent authority in disciplinary proceedings.

(B) disciplinary sanction.

(C) processing with prison.

(D) suspension or loss of legal citizenship. Article 41. (Permanence and indivisibility of policing).-authority and the hierarchical level which police invests are permanent, they are not limited to the time service or to the directory to which is ascribed, is obliged to carry out its functions on its own initiative or by higher-order, at any time and in any part of the territory of the Republic, if necessary, and without prejudice to compliance with the provisions on hierarchy to that referred to in this law. Sectional or departmental boundaries will not stop its action in case of persecution of criminals, escaped or suspicious. Chapter II of the entrance to the national police article 42. (Activity status)-situation of activity are in police personnel who plays or can play inherent in its functions. This situation involves the effective service and availability rating. He is considered effective service to law enforcement personnel that performs functions inherent in his professional specialty in a police unit, which has been affected. He is considered in system availability to the exceptional situation in which police personnel in the category of official, lacking target because that is not attributable, in which case will keep the rest of the rights and obligations established by the present law. Any officer may be more than two years in solitary availability. Fulfilled this period, mandatory as your pass to retirement must be available. In the case of not configure causal retirement, will keep the status of availability until you configure it, moment in which the compulsory retirement will apply. Article 43. (Modalidades de ingreso).-income the national police occur for any of the following ways: to) as a cadet of the Institute University police, having the quality of student during the training process, which will graduate upon approval of the respective course, with the degree of officer Assistant to the Executive subescalafon, according to the specialization that corresponds.

(B) as a student training Institute and training of the basic scale or schools of departmental police, having such quality during the process of formation, from which he will graduate upon approval of the corresponding course, with the degree of agent, Fireman and guard of the Executive subescalafon.

(C) on a vacancy from entry of the subescalafones administrative or specialized, through competition.

(D) in a vacancy of the vocational subescalafon through competitive entry. Article 44. (Requisitos para el ingreso).-the requirements for entering the national police are: to) be natural or legal citizen with more than three years of practice.

(B) to the subescalafon Executive, be between 18 and 35 years of age, with the exception of cadet, whose conditions of income will be subject to regulation.

(C) for the rest of the subescalafones they must be between 18 and 45 years of age.

(D) be registered in the national civic registration.

E) have approved courses, tests, examinations or competitions which are established in this law and that required in the regulations.

(F) possess the physical conditions required for the performance of the function.

(G) provide proof of good conduct.


(H) have passed, in any of its options, requirements that are established through the respective regulations. Article 45. (Entry of cadets).-the Executive power will manage the provision of vacancies that are necessary for the annual income of cadets. When the number of applicants exceeds the number of vacancies, the admission test will have character of contest of opposition. Article 46. (Staff of the basic scale).-the personal police of the basic scale, belonging to the Executive subescalafon, can enter the course of cadets, in accordance with the above provisions, unless its budgetary situation will modify. Applicant, at the time of your registration, not may have over 35 years of age, must possess a superior to good concept note, meet the conditions established by this Act and which determine the corresponding regulation. Empower the Executive Branch to enable special income of staff belonging to the Executive subescalafon, to the concerned course of cadets, police, regulations establishing maximum age and income requirements. Chapter III of the SUBESCALAFONES and scales article 47. ((Subescalafones).-the ladder police "L" shall be composed of the following subescalafones: to) Executive, whose members are compliant tasks of public order, prevention and suppression of crimes and other police duties. They have all the obligations, prohibitions and rights of the State police.

(B) administrative, whose members are management tasks that meet general police Institute.

(C) technical-professional, whose members must possess enabling professional title for the exercise of their function.

(D) specialized, whose members must prove knowledge or special skills, depending on the nature of their tasks. Article 48. (Scales).-police personnel of the subescalafones Executive, administrative, specialized and technical-vocational will be distributed in two scales: the scale of officers and the basic scale. Article 49. ((((((Escala de Oficiales)-the scale of officers will be divided into the following grades: senior of the police, which belongs to the subescalafon Executive, administrative, technical and vocational and specialized and executive personnel of fire, will be divided into: commissioned officers: A) grade 10 - Commissioner General B) Grado 9 - Commissioner major officers Jefes: C) grade 8 - Commissioner D) Grade 7 - junior official Deputy: E) grade 6 - Oficial Principal F) grade 5 - official assistant police students (((((: G) Cadet senior of the Republican Guard, which belongs to the Executive subescalafon, will be divided into: commissioned officers: A) grade 10 - Commander General B) Grado 9 - Commander major category of official heads C) Grade 8 Captain D) grade 7 Lieutenant 1st. Category of junior officers. ((E) grade 6 - Lieutenant F) grade 5 - Ensign article 50. ((((Escala Básica)-personal member of the basic scale of the police, which belongs to the Executive subescalafon, will be divided into: noncommissioned officers: A) grade 4 - Chief Petty Officer major classes: B) grade 3 - Sergeant C) grade 2 - out enlisted: D) grade 1 - agent personal member of the basic scale of the police, which belongs to the subescalafon Executive and corresponding to the Republican Guard, will be divided in ((((: Non-commissioned officers: A) grade 4 - Chief Petty Officer major classes: B) grade 3 - C Sergeant) grade 2 - enlisted out: D) grade 1 - Republican Guard. Personal member of the basic scale of the police, belonging to the subescalafon Executive and corresponding to the national direction of fire, will be divided into: non-commissioned officers: A) grade 4 - Chief Petty Officer class: B) grade 3 - Sergeant C) grade 2 - Cape enlisted: D) grade 1 - firefighter chapter IV by the hierarchy police article 51. (Hierarchy)-the hierarchy is the set of ordered and qualified graders, which determines the hierarchical link between its members. Article 52.-The hierarchy is the order which determines superiority and dependency relationships. Set by degrees. Grade, it is the name of each one of the levels of the hierarchy. Destination, it is the location of police personnel in agencies, bodies or departments of the national police. Since, it is the role played by the police in the assigned destination, according to their degree. Commission, is any function involving no charge or cash target. Junior, is all police that with respect to another, is lower in the hierarchy. Subordinated, is all police who reports directly to a superior for reasons of service or organization Article 53.-the superiority and dependency relationships are established in the following way: to) ordinary or grade hierarchy: will be determined by the competent authority, according to the hierarchy of the present law.

(B) accidental or destination hierarchy: comprises the superiority which, in certain cases, a member of the police staff on their peers in ordinary grade. It is exercised by reason of the location and functions that perform.

(C) extraordinary or repair hierarchy: gives the Member of police staff exercising the direction in regard to the performance of a procedure or service that motivates it, investing it to effect, authority over their peers in regular or accidental degree. Article 54. (Status of cadet)-Cadet, notwithstanding that he has the quality of student, is vested authority with respect to the community. For the purposes of the procedures which should intervene, it will have grade out, Sergeant or warrant officer, as you are studying the first, second, or third year respectively. Grade equivalency, it will have precedence with respect to the staff of the basic scale, corresponding the staff of officers scale. The precedence for the graduation of the course of cadets shall be defined in accordance with the grade obtained by the student and will be valid within respective promotion until the next rise. Article 55. ((Precedence).-seniority within the grade is determined in the following way: to) by the date of promotion to grade considered that if equal, for the precedence of ascent in the previous grade.

(B) to equal precedence in the previous grade, by the corresponding to the immediate lower level, and so on up to the date of entry to the national police, to equal this, that of greater age.

(C) to equal degree, the Subescalafon Executive will have preeminence over others. Article 56. (Superiority by seniority and position)-superiority by seniority is having a member of police staff with respect to another, because of his seniority in the grade or equivalent grades. The superiority of position emanates from the functions that each one plays within the same body, which comes from the dependence of a member of the personal police regarding another of equal degree and under which, this owes obedience to him. Article 57. (Provision of charges in police units)-providing the positions in police units, with the exception of those referring in title II of this law, will be made through destination, with police officers scale, of degree appropriate to the hierarchy of the cargo and personnel belonging to the subescalafon that corresponds to the functions of the service. Chapter V of the police educational system article 58. (Cometidos de la Dirección Nacional de la Educación Policial)-the national direction of the police education is responsible for the police, being its committed educational system: to) design, implement, evaluate, accredit and certify the training and improvement of the national police, in the technical and academic aspects, undergraduate and graduate.

(B) ensure the excellence of these processes.

(C) tracking the graduates, ensuring the coherence and unity of the education imparted.

(D) implement educational plans that executing unit with collaboration, as appropriate, of other public or private institutions recognized, national or foreign, through agreements or other appropriate means.

(E) designing, implementing and assessing plans and projects of research and extension, which may be elaborated with the collaboration of other institutions.

(F) to promote the training of the members of the national police.

(G) promote and ensure training and the training of teachers and instructors of the police education institutes.

(H) promote the formation and training of citizens in general on the issue of public safety. Article 59. ((Institutes).-the national direction of the police education will be integrated by the following institutes of the national police education: to) Police University Institute.

(B) Institute of postgraduate university degrees and higher education.

(C) institutes of education and training for the staff of the basic scale.

D) Comptroller of the ITTC and private security training.


(E) other opportunely required its creation. Article 60. (Cometidos de los Institutos deel Sistema de la Educación Policial).-the institutes of the system of the education police will have the tasks which are detailed below: A) the Institute University Police will be official for the national police so also specialities at the level of technical programs and grant degrees in public safety issues. It will develop outreach and research.

(B) the Institute of postgraduate university degrees and higher education will ensure, through the paths of training, the administrative career development of the and of the officers of the national police and will be of specialities of postgraduate, diploma, masters and others that may eventually develop. It will promote the realization of projects of research and participation in outreach in issues related to public safety.

(C) the institutes of education and training for the staff of the basic scale, form in its baseline to law enforcement personnel in specialties in public safety issues. Ensure the administrative career of all the members of the national police through training paths.

D) the controller of the Training Institute and private security training will be agreements with national or international public and private institutions in order to provide safety training.

  It is exclusively the Comptroller of all educational processes concerning the subject of private security throughout the national territory. Article 61. (Empowerment, education and training in private security).-the national direction of the police education will grant the empowerment and will provide advice to private security training institutions and training, will also oversee and inspect them, being guarantor before the society, of the quality and relevance of the content and educational methodologies of the implemented curricula. Chapter VI of qualifications article 62. (Qualification)-the qualification is the administrative act which aims to evaluate the behavior, performance, and the skills of law enforcement personnel in the period considered. This evaluation is annual and refers to the period that goes from January 1 to December 31. The qualifications should be governed by the principles of equality of opportunities, efficiency, effectiveness, quality, competence, excellence and technical uniformity of assessment. Article 63. (Bodies)-the qualification of police personnel will be responsible for the rating boards, which constitute in the way established in regulation that in this respect the Executive branch. Article 64. (Bases)-the elaboration of qualifications shall be taken into account written documents, notes concept, reports, parts inspection, written records and other evidence have or seek the respective rating agency Board, all the background and must be added to the rating report, in the form established regulations. Chapter VII promotion of article 65. ((Chance)-promotion shall confer when there are vacancies, which can be generated by any of the following reasons: to) death.

(B) severance pay.

(C) removal.

(D) promotion.

(E) budget modification of charges. In special cases, the Executive branch may be granted post-mortem promotion. Promotion of the personal police will be conferred by the head of the Ministry of the Interior, senior, and by the hierarchs of the implementing agencies for the staff of the basic scale, once the requirements established in this law and its regulation have been met. Article 66. (Procedure)-promotions will be granted less than the immediate higher grade. The Executive branch shall regulate this provision, respecting the parameters indicated next. With regard to the Executive subescalafon and relation staff belonging to the basic scale and the subaltern officers, promotions will be awarded by competition. In the scale of commissioned officers and commissioned officers of the Executive subescalafon, promotion shall be as follows: to) two thirds of vacancies, by competition.

(B) the remaining third by direct selection of the Executive Branch, among applicants who meet all of the requirements for promotion. With regard to the technical-professional and administrative subescalafones, promotions of staff confer by competition, as the respective regulations regulate it. Rise to the level of Commissioner-General and commanding General will take place in the following way: to) 50% (fifty per cent) for the contest.

(B) 50% (fifty per cent) remaining for direct selection of the Executive Branch, among applicants who meet all of the requirements for promotion. Article 67. (Rise by merit).-If budget vacancy, the Minister of the Interior, by resolution founded, may grant promotions by merit within the staff of the basic scale. Promotions not may confer on merits in succession to a same official if this has not occupied the budget vacancy to which entitles you the first ascent granted for this reason. Article 68. (Rise of the non-commissioned officer officers scale).-the non-commissioned officers who have one year of seniority in grade, will compete to join the official scale, since the grade of officer Assistant or second lieutenant. A third of official Assistant of the Executive subescalafon and second lieutenant vacancies, will be intended exclusively for the rise envisaged in this article. Article 69. ((Tiempo de permanencia en el grado).-for staff of all the Subescalafones of the police ranks, govern the minimum times required then that will be counted in the grade and once met them, you will be able to compete for promotion: to) officer scale: superior officers: to) grade 9 - Commissioner major or commander major 4 years officers heads (((((((: A) grade 8 - Commissioner or Captain 3 years B) grade 7 - Deputy Sheriff or Lieutenant 1st 3 years official subordinates: to) grade 6 - Chief Officer or Lieutenant 3 years B) grade 5 - officer Assistant or second lieutenant 3 years B) basic scale: classes: B) grade 3 - Sergeant 2 years C) grade 2 - out 2 years enlisted:


(D) grade 1 - agent or guard Republican or fireman 2 years item 70. (Date in which there will be promotions).-promotion of all police personnel shall be provided with date February 1 of each year. Article 71. (Regulatory).-within the hundred and twenty days after the entry into force of this law, the Executive branch shall regulate passage of degree system. Chapter VIII departure of the police career article 72. (Causes of exit).-the exit of the police career will occur by death, severance or retirement. Article 73. (Causes of unemployment)-severance can be produced at the request of the person concerned, as a disciplinary sanction of dismissal or ineptitude. Staff requesting his dismissal may not leave office until you have been notified of the acceptance of your application. The severance pay and the pass to withdrawal may not be granted when the police is subject to administrative proceedings. Article 74. (Loss of the State police)-the State police is lost by the dismissal ordered by the Executive power, in any case it is at the request of the staff, in character of disciplinary sanction imposed in the respective administrative procedure, or also as a consequence of the sentence established by firm and enforceable, ruling handed down by the judicial authority, requiring the application of a penalty that is incompatible with the exercise of public functions. The loss of the police state doesn't matter, necessarily, the rights to retirement and pension which may correspond to a member of the personal police or their right holders. Article 75. (Modalities).-police personnel will go into withdrawal situation to your request or compulsory form, in this case for the reasons set out in the present law and other applicable provisions. Voluntary retirement is one that occurs at the request of the holder. Mandatory retirement is one that occurs when police personnel reached the legal maximum age of tenure and complies with the requirements necessary for the granting of passivity. Chapter IX article 76 disciplinary regime. (Scope of the disciplinary system)-these provisions are applicable to police personnel and will be supplemented by regulations duly issued by the Executive branch. Police personnel will remain liable to administrative liability and shall be subject to the police disciplinary system, while it is active and up to four years after his move to retirement. Article 77. (Due process).-declared that article 66 of the Constitution is applicable to all cases of attribution of lack, while the objective of the accused made notoriety exempt to the respective authority to the person concerned the opportunity to submit proof of disclaimer, properly articulate its defense and make all the disclaimers that it considers relevant for this. Article 78.-("bis in ditto"). Police personnel will be not called to disciplinary responsibility in more than one opportunity for a same, without prejudice to the civil or criminal liability that may be applicable in those specific areas of competence. Without prejudice to the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the accumulation of penalties may give rise to the instruction of administrative proceedings by the grounds of ineptitude for the exercise of office. Article 79. (Presumption of innocence).-police personnel subjected to disciplinary proceedings has the right to respect his honor and recognition of their dignity, and their innocence will be presumed as not their responsibility through firm judgment with the guarantees of due process. Article 80. (Disciplinary misdemeanours. Concept and types)-disciplinary lack is any act or omission of the personal, intentional or negligent, police who violates the duties imposed by the State police. Depending on its severity, classified as minor, serious and very serious misconduct. The determination of failures as with his gravity, will be established by the respective regulations issued by the Executive branch. Article 81. (Of the disciplinary sanctions)-the penalty is the administrative measure imposed by the command, in the exercise of disciplinary authority, as a result of the foul, because it must be proportional to the entity of that. They are penalties, as appropriate, the following: to) be sure that observation.

(B) demerit.

(C) suspension in function from one to thirty days with total deprivation of assets.

(D) suspension in the function for up to six months in the year.

(E) dismissal. The minor misconduct will be penalized with observation or demerit. The serious misconduct will be suspended in the function of one to thirty days, with total deprivation of assets. For his part, very serious fault imported the suspension function for a period ranging from fifteen to six months, with total or partial deprivation of assets, or dismissal. Article 82. (Efectos de las sanciones).-the sanctions set forth in the preceding article will bring about award of score negative for the purposes of the qualification as determined by regulation and consist of the following: to) be sure that observation is simple finger-pointing by the upper one incorrectness or omission slight, that the good of the service demands put of manifest calling the attention of the subordinate to reflect, amend and correct conduct, not returning it to repeat in the future.

(B) the sanction of demerit is awarded to the sanctioned by the infringement of 01 to 30 points as a negative factor for the purposes of the qualification.

(C) the suspension in the function of one to fifteen days of salary on the nominal monthly remuneration perceived by the police at the time they committed the lack.

(D) the suspension function consists of the temporary cessation of the police or hired police or civil of all the functions that have the sanctioned for a maximum period of up to six months in the year.

  The up to three-month suspension will be without pay, or half of the salary, depending on the severity of the case. Which exceeds this term, will always be without pay.

  The time during which the police is suspended it is not worked and therefore do not contemplate to antiquity in the Institute of police, nor for the seniority in grade, or for the purposes of retirement, nor for any other concept that involves effective work, maintaining health care coverage. Article 83. (Graduación de las faltas).-absences disciplinary, according to its nature, there will be the following penalties: minor misconduct: to) be sure that observation.

(B) demerit of 1 to 15 points.

(C) suspension of one to ten days.

Serious faults: to) demerit of 16 to 30 points.

(B) suspension of eleven to thirty days.

(C) suspension in function up to three months without pay, or half of the salary, depending on the severity of the case.

Serious faults: to) Suspension in the function of three months and a day up to six months with total deprivation of salary.

(B) dismissal.

  The dismissal will import in all cases the loss of assets held as a preventive measure. Article 84. (Causal of administrative summary proceedings). disciplinary sanctions of suspension greater than thirty days and dismissal, be imposed upon completion of administrative proceedings. The remaining sanctions may provide without other formality than notification to the staff of the non-charged, giving previously view for a period of five working days in order to articulate its defense. Article 85. (Resources)-against disciplinary sanctions, you can place revocation resources and hierarchical in subsidy, according to provisions of article 317 of the Constitution and other rules in force. Article 86. (Potestad disciplinaria).-penalties for very serious offences will be imposed by the head of the Ministry of the Interior, except for the recall, which will be arranged by the Executive power, as provided in number 10) of article 168 of the Constitution. Sanctions applicable in respect of serious misconduct shall be adopted by the head of the respective unit and, the other, by the head of the unit in which the staff functions. Article 87. (Of the proceedings)-disciplinary procedures will be established by the respective regulations issued by the Executive branch. Article 88. Retention (total assets)-when a policeman to be processed for any reason, must be provided as mandatory instruction of administrative proceedings. If processing out with pre-trial detention or application of alternative sentences, the total retention of assets must be available, while last imprisonment or measure alternative ready for justice. In cases in which processing with pre-trial detention or alternative penalties has been for a crime that has occurred as a result of the performance of the function assuming compliance with the law, the Minister of the Interior by founded resolution available the non-application of retention of assets referred to in the preceding paragraph. Article 89. (Prescripción de las faltas administrativas).-Administrative faults prescribe: to) when crime, constitute also the term of prescription of the offense or the sentence by judgement.


(B) when they do not constitute a crime, the minor misconduct shall be extinguished after ninety days and severe and very severe failures will prescribe a year, counted from the Commission's failure. The limitation period established in this article is suspended by resolution of the head of the unit that has the beginning of a procedure of urgency, an administrative inquiry or instruction of summary information. Article 90. (Independence of procedures)-disciplinary authority is independent of the judicial procedure that might substantiate, on the occasion of conduct carried out by law enforcement personnel. Title V transitional provisions article 91. (Sobre la integración deel sistema escalafonario creado).-the integration of the system further created in articles 47, 48, 49 and 50 of this law, in relation to the scale of officers and basic scale, will take place in the following manner and according to Regulation duly issued by the Executive power: to) officer scale: General Commissioner: will be integrated with grades 13 and 14 of the system further amended by this Act.

Commissioner major: it will integrate with the grades 11 and 12 of the hierarchical system.

Commissioner: it will integrate with the 10 degree of hierarchical system.

Deputy Commissioner: it will integrate with the grade 9 of the hierarchical system.

Chief Officer: it will integrate with the grade 8 of the hierarchical system.

Officer Assistant: will it be integrated with grades 6 and 7 of the hierarchical system.

(B) basic scale: Non-commissioned officer: will be integrated with grades 5 and 6 (more NCO) hierarchical system.

Sergeant: it will integrate with the grade 4 of the hierarchical system.

Out: it will integrate with grades 2 and 3 of the hierarchical system.

Agent, Cuirassier, firefighter or guard: will be integrated with the grade 1 of the hierarchical system. Title VI chapter I provisions REPEALING article 92.-A splitting of the implementation of the provisions of title V, repeal all provisions which are opposed or contrary to the integration of the new created hierarchical system. Article 93.-without prejudice to the provisions of article 92, repeal all provisions which are contrary or contravene the provisions of this law. For the purposes of the financing of the new law enforcement degree scale, the Executive branch may transform the police charges and vacancies in the rest of the rankings of the subsection, adapting them to the needs of the respective implementing agencies of the Ministry of the Interior, and may for this purpose be in addition to the items in the group or are not catalogued as credit type 3 as well as up to 50% (fifty per cent) of items authorized by article 207 and 100% (one hundred percent) of those authorized by article 208, both of the law Nº 18.719, December 27, 2010, and can these transformations mean budget cost for the item. Willing rationalization you will notice to the General Assembly. Article 94.-This Act shall be applicable starting from January 1, 2016.     Hall of sessions of the Senate, in Montevideo, February 11, 2015. DANILO ASTORI, President.
Hugo Rodriguez Filippini, Secretary. Ministry of the INTERIOR Ministry of economy and Finance Ministry of work and safety SOCIAL Montevideo, 18 February 2015. Met, acknowledge receipt, communicate, publish, and inserted into the national registry of laws and decrees, the law that sets the police organic law. JOSÉ MUJICA.
JORGE VAZQUEZ.
MARIO BERGARA.
NELSON LOUSTAUNAU.