Features — 20 January 2015 — by Albert J. Ciego
Graduate of FBI program resumes command of San Pedro police

SAN PEDRO–A police officer, who is a graduate of an FBI training program, is now the Commander of San Pedro Police. Superintendent Luis Castellanos resumed command of the San Pedro police force today, after attending the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia, USA.

He was selected to represent Belize in the training program along with 215 other law enforcement agents. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy Program is known internationally for academic excellence, which includes 11 weeks of advanced training, which are conducted by the FBI Academy training staff, special agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise.

Superintendent Castellanos said that his participation in the program included learning skills in networking and enrichment, leadership of law enforcement, fitness in law enforcement, communication strategies for officers in crisis, applied criminology, contemporary issues in law enforcement and enlightened leadership, among other subjects of training.

The commander said that he is eager to commence implementing his newly-acquired knowledge and skills, which will greatly improve the policing standard of the town.

Superintendent Castellanos told the media that he was honored to have been able to represent Belize in the prestigious program, and was very pleased with the training and all that he had learned.

Superintendent Castellanos left for training in September, 2014.

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