The International Law Enforcement Academy San Salvador (ILEA) inaugurated the first phase of the Central American Police Academy Development Project on February Monday 23, 2015.
For three days, the directors and deputy directors of police academies in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and El Salvador will receive training on issues of combating crime and strengthening police institutions. The first phase of the project consists of the seminars for Directors of National Police Academies. The second phase is an ongoing training and development for trainers and the last phase is monitoring and observation sessions.
This project seeks to deepen the knowledge of the directors and deputy directors of police academies in the region of the police training and for them to apply this knowledge to improve the work of their institutions.
This event was attended by the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Benito Lara, the U.S. Director of ILEA San Salvador Michael Bayer, Commissioner Darwin Arevalo, Salvadoran Director of ILEA, Neil Nightingale, Bureau of International Affairs Narcotics and Law Enforcement of the Department of State (INL), Seymour Jones, Instructor Training Center Federal Forces Act (FLETC), and Keith Calloway, head the Chicago Police Department.
In the words of the Salvadoran Director of ILEA, “the goal of this training is for directors and deputy directors to develop basic police skills in their countries of residence.” For his part, the U.S. director of the Academy added that he hopes students can bring what they’ve learned back to their respective academies.
The Central American Police Academy Development Project is part of an initiative between the countries of Central America, which seeks to provide more security and development in the region. ILEA San Salvador seeks to strengthen the skills of law enforcement officials by promoting the continuous training throughout the region.