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Mérida Municipal Police begin a seven-week training course. Photo: Courtesy
Mérida Municipal Police begin a seven-week training course. Photo: Courtesy

Mérida, Yucatán — Municipal Police this week began a seven-week-long series of training courses to reinforce security techniques and standards of professionalism.

Training will reinforce principles of professionalism among officers, said Mario Arturo Romero Escalante, head of the local police force.

The course, held at the Luis F. Sotelo Regil Police Training Institute, will emphasize cognitive and motor skills, and instill values consistent with contemporary standards.

Firearms training at the Luis F. Sotelo Regil police academy in Yucatán. Photo: Courtesy
Firearms training at the Luis F. Sotelo Regil police academy in Yucatán. Photo: Courtesy

Officials seek to align public safety procedures with their colleagues across the country.

Training includes the constitutional principles of legality, objectivity, efficiency, professionalism, honesty and respect for human rights and provide them with knowledge and skills to operate modern equipment and tools.

Escalante Romero said that after the course, officers will be more effective agents in preventing crime, protecting people, maintaining public order and coordinating of roads.

Officers will develop their skills in the procedures and protocols to safeguard vulnerable groups, such as women who are victims of violence, he said in a press release.

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