Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN- In a joint effort between Japan and Brazil, 11 representatives of Guatemala’s National Civil Police -PNC- participated in a training program in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from November 12 to 19. This initiative aimed to strengthen security cooperation ties between the two countries.
The main objective of the Guatemalan delegation was to receive the international course on Community Policing. This program was taught by experts from the Military Police of the Government of Sao Paulo, an institution with more than twenty-three years of experience applying this philosophy as a work method. The training focused on community intelligence strategies to improve citizen security.
The delegation included a general commissioner, two deputy sub-commissioners, a first, second, and third officers, and four agents. This diversity of roles and hierarchies within the group ensures a comprehensive representation of the Guatemalan PNC, thus enhancing operational actions in the Department of Guatemala.
In addition, the deployment of this team of professionals trained in community policing seeks to strengthen the actions of the operative police in Guatemala. Applying diverse community outreach and involvement strategies is expected to improve citizen security in the country.
The international collaboration between Japan and Brazil has also enabled the Guatemalan PNC team to acquire key knowledge and skills in community policing. It contributes to strengthening security and developing more effective strategies in the fight against crime.