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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

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Alliance Point 15:
Implement training and technical cooperation programs to ensure that anti-drug personnel acquire needed capabilities andperform with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.ACTIONBASELINE
As of 1 Feb 98
TARGETMEASUREMENTSTATUS
As of 31 Aug 99
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15.1. The Governments of Mexico and the U.S. will designa wide-ranging training andtechnical cooperation program toensure that counternarcoticspersonnel develop the necessaryskills and that they perform theirwork with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.For a number of years the twogovernments have conductedtraining and technical assistanceprograms. As of February 1998,the two governments wereconsidering a U.S. proposal fortraining and technical assistancefor law enforcement academies(OPDAT and ICITAP).The two countries haveparticipated in four trainingprograms for law enforcementofficers and prosecutors onoperational and investigativemethods.The U.S. and Mexico willconduct joint training of lawenforcement personnel ininvestigative techniques such asdrug detection, basicsurveillance techniques, moneylaundering and financial crimes,and coordination of criminalinvestigations. These programscontribute to building mutualconfidence and facilitatinginformation exchange.At least 85% of attendeessatisfied with program and findit relevant to their current duties.By July 1999, the U.S. andMexico will jointly design atraining program for improvedprofessionalization.Number of police andprosecutors trained incounternarcotics investigativeand prosecutorial techniques.Evaluation of the frequency,completeness, timeliness, andusefulness of training technicalcooperation.Percentage of attendeessatisfied with training programsoffered based on evaluationforms.Establishment of the program.Results of post-trainingevaluation.Improved job performance.The USG has provided morethan 50 training courses onvarious topics (chemicals,firearms tracing, moneylaundering, demand reduction,forensic photography, crimescene, etc.) to approximately400 participants in 1998 and1999. These activities involvedofficials of the MexicanGovernment.
 
Alliance Point 15:
Implement training and technical cooperation programs to ensure that anti-drug personnel acquire needed capabilities andperform with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.ACTIONBASELINE
As of 1 Feb 98
TARGETMEASUREMENTSTATUS
As of 31 Aug 99
163
15.2. The Governments of Mexico and the United Stateswill conduct training andfamiliarization courses, as wellas technical conferences for justice sector entities to increaseunderstanding of the distinctelements of the criminal justicesystems of both nations.For a number of years the twogovernments have conductedtraining and technical assistanceprograms. As of February 1998,the two governments wereconsidering a U.S. proposal fortraining and technical assistancefor law enforcement academies(OPDAT and ICITAP).November, 1998, the U.S. andMexico conduct at the AttorneyGeneral’s Advocacy Center jointtraining of 50 law enforcementpersonnel and focus on the basicrequirements of relevant U.S.and Mexican criminal laws,procedures, regulations andinvestigative techniques.June 1998, Brownsville lettersigned by both AttorneysGeneral called for bilateral lawenforcement training program.Number
 
of 
 
law enforcementpersonnel on U.S. and Mexicancriminal laws and procedures bymid-November, 1998.Conference held.Training courses completed.The Attorneys General of Mexico and the U.S., by meansof the Brownsville, Texas, andthe Mérida, YucatanMemorandum of Understand,agreed to initiate joint trainingprograms between Federal LawEnforcement Agencies.As a consequence, the followingBinational Seminars were held:1.
 
Binational Seminar –Columbia, South Carolina(November 1998). Thefollowing issues werecovered:
 
Handling of evidence;
 
Wiretapping;
 
Asset Seizure andForfeiture.2. Binational Seminar – MexicoCity (June 1999). This seminarwas the follow-up to the JointTraining Program held in SouthCarolina. The following issueswere covered:
 
Handing of evidence andinternational cooperation inorganized crime cases.
 
Asset seizure and forfeitureas a tool for fightingorganized crime.
 
Alliance Point 15:
Implement training and technical cooperation programs to ensure that anti-drug personnel acquire needed capabilities andperform with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.ACTIONBASELINE
As of 1 Feb 98
TARGETMEASUREMENTSTATUS
As of 31 Aug 99
164
15.2. (Cont)Prior to February 1998,government programs existed tofacilitate exchanges of experiences that increase themutual understanding of the twonations’ criminal justicesystems. Both Governments aresatisfied with the continuation of these contacts.See 15.1.85% of attendees satisfied withprogram.Percentage of those prosecutorsand investigators satisfied withtraining programs offered basedon evaluation forms.
 
Mutual Legal Assistance;
 
Extradition and proceduresunder Article 4 of theMexican Federal PenalCode.The seminars met the objectivesagreed by the Attorneys General,since they covered a realinterchange between bothcountries for the identification of specific issues in whichcollaboration can be improved.The Seminars allowed for abetter understanding of thesimilarities and differencesbetween the two legal systems,as well as an effectiveinterchange of knowledge andexperience on investigative andsurveillance techniques, drugdetection, and moneylaundering, as covered by eachcountry’s legislation.25 Mexican and 25 U.S. justicesector representatives attendedthe seminars.See 15.1

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