The Tourism Security Program of the OAS-CICTE began as a pilot project in 2006 in the Caribbean countries and expanded to the countries of Latin America through the support of the Government of Canada. Currently, the program seeks to increase the professional and technical experience of public and private security officials in the OAS member states that depend on tourism.

The program encourages the creation of public-private partnerships to guarantee security in tourist destinations. CICTE training activities are developed specifically for a public-private audience, and are structured to encourage law enforcement authorities and other public officials to coordinate and cooperate with private sector security managers working in tourism and recreational facilities.

Achievements

Resultados Carga

Activities

The program conducts specialized training and security courses for the tourism industry in selected destinations, creating a network of relevant stakeholders from the public and private sectors and identifying best practices, needs and priorities.

Three groups of activities:

  • Basic training courses on tourism security: 11 workshops held, 7 of them in Mexico (Los Cabos, Querétaro, Playa del Carmen, Tijuana, Mazatlan, Puebla and Parras) and the rest in Honduras, Belize, Barbados and Santa Lucia.
  • Integrated tourism security plans through the establishment of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and specialized training in risk management: Preparation of the plans of Jamaica and Costa Rica.
  • Prevention of crime in tourist destinations: specialized training in Risk Management and Crime Prevention for Tourist Destinations in Antigua and Barbuda, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

Strategic Partners

Government of Canada
Government of Mexico
UNICRI
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
CARICOM
Carabineros Chile
UNDSS (UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND SECURITY)
Hudson Trident

Events

CICTE holds an annual meeting to promote dialogue and promote the exchange of experiences and practices aimed at preventing and countering terrorism in the Hemisphere.