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