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General Oscar Naranjo (right), Director of
Colombian National Police - Photo: PNC.
PICAP in Colombia will train
police officers from the Americas


Under the Inter American Police Training Program (PICAP) 31 police from the Americas will be trained in intelligence management between September 26 and September 30, 2011 in Bogota, Colombia. This marks the first time that personnel from the Caribbean nations will participate in the training workshop.

“It is an honor for the Colombian National Police (PNC) to participate in the OAS Inter American Police Training Program”, said General Oscar Naranjo, General Director of the PNC, who is working in collaboration with the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the OAS, and is leading the police training workshop. 

“We are confident that this event will help improve the intelligence capabilities of law enforcement and provide a more coordinated and improved regional response against organized crime,” added Naranjo. 

A total of 31 police officers from 25 different American countries as well as Spain, will participate in the training workshop to share experiences, learn about the Colombian intelligence model, as well as good practices in the field of law enforcement intelligence. 

Also, as part of PICAP, and in collaboration with the Mexican Federal Police, the OAS Department of Public Security is designing an additional training workshop in “Criminal Information Systems”, that will be held in Sam Luis de Potosi, Mexico between October 17 and 21, 2011.

Both activities are undertaken in concordance to the Police Management recommendations contained in the Commitment to Public Security of in the Americas, approved during the First Meeting of Ministers of Public Security of the Americas (MISPA) held in October 2008 in Mexico.  

The workshops taking place in both Colombia and Mexico are being help to precede the MISPA III meeting that will be held in November in Trinidad and Tobago. MISPA III will bring together the Ministers of Public Security of the region.

Through all these means, the OAS reaffirms its commitments by contributing to the professionalization and modernization of the law enforcement organizations in the Americas.


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