Please join us for a graduation ceremony to recognize members of the law enforcement tactical teams from Guatemala and Honduras who completed the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), Special Response Team’s (SRT) rigorous, three week, tactical training course.
The Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute coordinated the course through of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and Miami-Dade County for cooperation related to training, advising, and mentoring international law enforcement personnel and/or to provide assistance for anti-crime efforts overseas. The intensive and challenging curriculum, facilitated by the SRT, consisted of a wide range of specialized tactics that could be applied in urban areas.
The following guests are expected to be in attendance:
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Deputy Mayor Russell Benford, County Commissioners, President Jimmy Morales - Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernandez - Guatemala, Attorney General Oscar Chinchilla - Honduras, Minister of Government Francisco Rivas - Guatemala, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Raul Morales - Guatemala, Director General Nery Abilio Ramos y Ramos - Guatemala Nat'l Police, Director General Felix Villanueva Mejia - Honduras Nat'l Police, Attorney Ricardo Antonio Castro Barrientos - Director of the Technical Criminal Investigation Agency (ATIC), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Luis Arreaga - Dept. of State - INL, Director Richard Glenn - INL Western Hemisphere Programs, Deputy Chief Charisse Phillips - Missions for the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, Director Virginia Staab - INL Guatemala, Director Rodrigo Garza, INL Honduras