Morelos Launches Inter-agency Task Force with Help of the Merida Initiative

INL Deputy Director Richard Glenn and Morelos Secretary of Government Matias Quiroz Medina presided this week over the graduation of an Inter-agency task force in Morelos. The eight-week course was provided to 25 law enforcement personnel representing various agencies at both the state and federal level.

Morelos Launches Inter-agency Task Force with Help of the Merida Initiative
Morelos Launches Inter-agency Task Force with Help of the Merida Initiative

“Enhancing the investigative skills of law enforcement personnel is essential as Mexico continues on their march towards justice sector reform and the development of full effective and professional law enforcement,” said Deputy Director Glenn.

Funded through the Merida Initiative, the Análisis estratégico y Táctico program is an example of strengthened international cooperation between the U.S. Government and the Government of Mexico to build law enforcement capacity to provide for citizen security. Building off successful inter-agency task forces that the Merida Initiative established in Chihuahua and Sonora in 2012, in 2014, the United States and the Government of Mexico agreed to dedicate an additional $6 million to replicate the program in Baja California, Jalisco, Sinaloa and Morelos.