Colombian National Police to Train at Indian River State College – WQCS

Colombian National Police to Train at Indian River State College – WQCS

Fort Pierce – Wednesday June 22, 2022: Thirty-five officers from the Colombian National Police will take part in a two-week SWAT Tactics program at the Indian River State College (IRSC) Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex. The training program runs from July 18 to 31.

This will be the second group of officers from Colombia to train at IRSC this year. The first group completed the program in May and they are pictured below.

The program was developed by IRSC for security and law enforcement personnel who are tasked with responding to, and rendering safe, highly volatile situations that involve armed offenders.

“The facilities at the IRSC Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex are ideal for leading exercises that reinforce the multi-level policing model utilized by the Colombian National Police,” said Dr. Raimundo Socorro, IRSC Dean of Public Service Education. “These facilities, combined with leading-edge training developed and delivered by IRSC instructors, will well-equip these officers for complex situations they may encounter back home.”

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Photo courtesy IRSC

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The first group of Columbian officers training at IRSC in May of this year

The SWAT Tactics program gives participants a comprehensive and detailed foundation of knowledge required to respond and safely secure a scene, essential aspects of work for most law enforcement officers. The hands-on program uses IRSC’s classrooms, tactical building, mock village and fire tower.

IRSC continues to expand its offerings and reach to make its best-in-class facility and instruction available to first responders locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.

“Agencies cannot wait for surprise situations before training their officers,” said Socorro. “Advanced training equips officers with knowledge and skills that can improve the safety and effectiveness of their work, greatly benefitting the communities they serve. It doesn’t matter where in the world they serve.”

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Photo courtesy IRSC

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The graduation picture of the first group of Columbian officers who graduated from the SWAT training program in May of this year.

About the IRSC School of Public Service Education
The Indian River State College School of Public Service Education offers 18 programs that range from Bachelor’s and Associate degrees to technical certificates. The Division is housed at the IRSC Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex, one of the nation’s most comprehensive, technologically advanced public safety training facilities. The 50-acre, eight-building complex also supports advanced training for regional first responders.

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