translated from Spanish: NY police officers train Panamanians crime

Panama-the Department of police of New York (NYPD, for its acronym in English) trained in crime prevention officers of the national police of Panama (PN) in the Panamanian provinces Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui, said today the U.S. Embassy in the Central American country. A group of 40 officers of the national police in the Caribbean province of Bocas del Toro participated in two days of training given by two officers of the NYPD. The New York police officers shared with their similar best practices Panamanians in the prevention of crime, efficient ways to warn tourists about existing risks, practices in the field of video surveillance and to enhance its role of protectors and servers of your community.

The training also will be in Boquete, Chiriqui, tomorrow Thursday and Friday. Training in Bocas del Toro attended the Commissioner Alexis Muñoz and Mayor Roberto Rodríguez, by the national police, and the Mayor of this province, bordering Costa Rica, Martin Downer.Francisco Perez, Director of public affairs of the Embassy of the United States in Panama, said that in a meeting with the Mayor spoke of the support can be given in terms of safety trainings so that tourist places are many safer.
National Police of Panama delivered against the crime.

Bocas del Toro is a paradise, but as in all parts of the world, must take precautions, said the U.S. diplomat.

In February, 2017, the American tourist, Catherine M. Johannet, of 34 years of age, was murdered on an island in Bocas del Toro, case whereby the person responsible for the crime was initially sentenced to 12 years in prison. On 7 September, the Prosecutor’s Office reported that a Panamanian court increased 12 to 24 years responsible for the rape and death of Johannet, whose body was found in February 2017 in Bocas del Toro.
After appeal, (the) public prosecutor’s Office in Bocas del Toro (that) be amended sentence of 12 to 24 years in prison the teenager responsible for the crime of the American Catherine Medalia Johannet, said this time the institution on his Twitter account.

He condemned, whose identity is unknown, is a Panamanian who at the time of the crime had 17 and that he was arrested in October of last year. At the end of the training, the PN officers emphasized the role that the inhabitants of Bocas del Toro should play to promote safety in your community and reiterated their commitment to citizenship. United States stressed its commitment to continue supporting Panama in the strengthening of capacities for their sectors of security and continue to work towards an effective cooperation strategy in the field of security, according to a statement the American diplomatic legation.

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