Corruption in the police force is a threat that has eroded public trust in law enforcement agents. It is a condition in which police officers prioritize personal benefits such as money, elevation in rank, and abuse of authority, among other things, over their sworn responsibility of protecting lives and property.
There are several police agencies in the globe today that are ranked as the worst in this aspect. The following are the top 10 most corrupt police forces in the world.
10. Somalia Police
The police force of Somalia is ineffective and underpaid because of the ease with which they indulge in stealing, extortion, and bribery.
9. Burma Police
The corruption level of the police force of Burma is troubling the citizens here. These police forces make the victims pay for the criminal investigations that they take up. They are known for extorting money from the civilians of the country.
8. Pakistan Police Force
Arresting innocent citizens and taking bribes from them is the leading task of the police force of Pakistan. They have a way of getting away with most crimes they commit
7. Russian Police Force
High levels of police brutality, extorting bribes, and developing the problems of the citizens are all the activities in which the police forces of Russia indulge.
6. Sudan Police
They are known for beating citizens at checkpoints and taking bribes. Imagine getting flogged for refusing to drop something for them at the checkpoint, it’s very sad.
5. Iraqi Police
This police force is known for participating in the kidnapping of citizens, the payment of ransoms, and bribery. That’s the height of it. The people charged with protecting you are the ones after you.
4. Kenya Police
Corruption cuts across different sectors, although the world Internal Security and police Index ranked Kenya third, we feel they should be fourth because of the increase in corruption in the Kenyan police force.
3. Mexico Police Force
According to reports, the income of these police officers is low, so they get involved in protecting drug traffickers. This is seen in most policemen in Mexico, as there is a high level of greed.
2. Congo Drc Police
The world’s internal security and police index ranked Congo second. Could this be a ploy against just African countries? However, reports have shown a huge increase in corruption in the police force in Congo.
1. Nigerian Police Force
In their statistics, the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) ranked Nigeria’s police as the worst police force in the world with an aggregate score of 0.255. We agree with this, using the SARS division as a yardstick.