Guatemala City, by Kevin Castillo -AGN- Recently, the Ministry of the Interior -Mingob- signed a study agreement with the Universidad Francisco Marroquín -UFM- to continue benefiting officers of the National Civil Police -PNC-.
This six-month study program provided by the School of Political Studies of the UFM will allow the participants to apply for a master’s degree and further their professional development.
The Minister of the Interior, David Barrientos, thanked the UFM representatives for this initiative that strengthens the Education Axis of the Police Transformation Strategy, a strategy implemented by the Government of Guatemala through Mingob.
Santiago Fernández, Dean of the School of Political Studies, said: “In the last three years, we have graduated 120 officers from the Army, and the idea is that each year we can graduate 60 officers from the police institution, that is, 30 in each semester.”
Thirty police officers will begin their studies on September 6, during which they will receive training in topics such as:
- Lack of governance of the social order
- Public policy
- Policy analysis
- Guatemalan political system
Also, within the Education Axis, it is important to mention some of the achievements that have been made:
- 5,657 new police officers graduated.
- Around 2,350 PNC officers specialized in human trafficking, crime scene management, and cybercrime.
- A total of 162 agents were promoted to the next higher rank.
- 278 officers of the basic scale, agents, sub-inspectors, and inspectors have benefited from the training course for third officers.
- 49 agents graduated from the course on strengthening intermediate English language skills.