Published On: Wed, May 28th, 2014

Yucatecan K-9 Unit obtains International Certification

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On Wednesday May 28th 2014 the personnel assigned to the Canine Unit of the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) received  the certification “Overseas Security Advisory Council” ( OSAC ), with the support of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State of the United States, and Eagle Eyes Security.

The certification proves that the Yucatan Canine Unit successfully concluded the “Special Groups Reaction to K-9 Tactics Course”.

With both certifications, the canine unit ascends to an international range of high-level training in the police field. The officers were trained for 300 hours in the use and handling of weapons, technical submission and evasion tactics, arrests and insertions at high risk situations and strategic planning.

The “Uno Dog Training” instructor, Ricardo Forastieri stated during the ceremony of certification that with this achievement Yucatan becomes the first police agency in Southeast Mexico to have this recognition for its Canine Unit.

There were 14 state policemen who received the certification, that was delivered by state authorities of Road Services, Martín Inurreta Domínguez and Public Safety, Emilio Zacarías Laines. And from the State Highway Peninsular Patrol, Bernardo Ramírez Vázquez, who attended on behalf of the of Commander Luis Felipe Saiden Ojeda, State Secretary of Public Security.

The event was also attended by the Director of “Luis F. Sotelo Regil Police Training Institute”, Ignacio Rivas Ancona; and the evaluators were First Sergeant Kirk Freeman and Alberto Martínez Gallardo, Supervisor Special Agent from the California Police Department.


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