Mexico's Federales train Belize police
Thirty three law enforcement officers completed a training course on “Analysis and Police Intelligence” offered by Mexico Federal Police to the Belize Police Department.The training was held at the Police Academy in Belmopan from Monday to Friday, October 11-15.
Mexico’s Ministry of Public Security sponsored the training, which constitutes part of the Belize- Mexico agreements made within the High Level Mexico – Belize Border Security Group (GANSEF).
The training served to enhance the capacities of the officers in the Belize Police Department, to strengthen their operational capability, and to contribute to the Government’s efforts to combat crime.
Two officials of the Mexico Federal Police, with experience in training the Mexican Police, conducted the training.
Participants were drawn from the Police Department, Belize Defense Force, National Coast Guard of Belize, as well as the Department of Immigration, Customs and Prison Officers.
The objective was to improve intelligence activities and analysis of information of these security agencies in combating criminal activities.
The training was especially prepared for Belize’s needs, including topics such as terrorist organizations, organized crime, threats against the Government, intelligence and information, cycle of intelligence, planning and administration, search and database collection, analysis and dissemination of the intelligence products.
The course included practical tasks and an evaluation.
The Police participants thanked the Government of Mexico because this type of training is very important for the Belizean forces. In particular, they acknowledged and emphasized the professional high standards showed by the Mexican trainers.
The Ambassador of Mexico to Belize. Lic. Luis Manuel Lopez Moreno, under-scored the importance of cooperation and mutual support in the struggle against crim.
He also presented the participants with certificates for completing the training program.
This is the fifth course the Mexican Federal Police have given to the Belize Police this year. The previous ones were “Scene of the Crime and Preservation of the Evidence”, “Reconstruction of Road Accidents”, “Interview and Police Examination”, “Tactics of Security and Survival”. Some 132 officials, almost 10% of the department, have participated in these courses.http://www.reporter.bz/index.php?mod=article&cat=General&article=4720