Latin American Police Summit Held in Costa Rica

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The American Police Community (Ameripol) began its annual summit in Costa Rica today, which will discuss issues such as international cooperation and the fight against transnational organized crime.

    Ameripol is defined as a police cooperation mechanism designed to prevent, neutralize and counteract organized crime and transnational crime.

    The event includes representatives from the 27 member countries of Ameripol and 30 national police units from 18 organizations out of seven countries, said the Costa Rican Security Ministry, who organized the summit.

    The representatives of police agencies in the region cover topics such as international cooperation on security and the fight against transnational organized crime.

    In addition, they will follow up on the results of the “Declaration of the American Police Community, Transnational Organized Crime 2013-2015”, which was signed at last year’s summit in the Dominican Republic.

    Ameripol is an organization that was established on November 14, 2007 as part of the First Summit of Directors, Chiefs, Commanders or Commissioners of Police of America.

    This community is made of a board of directors, commanders, chiefs, and commissioners of police forces and other Latin American peer institutions.

    Among its activities, they will be training officers. According to the organization, in 2012 they conducted eight police training events with the participation of more than 300 staff.

    The government of Costa Rica decreed the Ameripol Summit as a matter public and national interest.

    Ameripol previous meetings took place in Chile (2008), Brazil (2009), Mexico (2010), El Salvador (2011) and Dominican Republic (2012).

    They are members of the police community in countries like Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay, among others.  (EFE)

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