The United States Embassy in Manila said it has sponsored six Filipino maritime law enforcement experts to attend a curriculum development workshop on underwater crime scene investigation training in San Diego, California, from July 17 to 20, 2017.
“The workshop is part of a larger P25 million U.S. government initiative to strengthen underwater crime scene investigation training programs for Philippine maritime law enforcement agencies, through partnership with the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL),” the US Embassy said.
The Filipino maritime experts were from Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and the Philippine National Police Maritime Group.
They met with U.S. counterparts, including representatives from the Port of San Diego Harbor Police dive team, US Embassy Manila INL, and INL’s Office of Criminal Justice Assistance and Partnership, to develop a special diver training course for underwater search, crime scene, and disaster investigations.
“The course aims to equip Philippine divers from all three participating agencies with a variety of skills, including detecting illegal drugs smuggled on the hull of vessels or dumped overboard for later retrieval,” the US Embassy said.
It added that once finalized, the course will be incorporated into the training academies of the three participating Philippine agencies.
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