Missing Child Sought (El Mexicano, 10/19/12 by Said Betanzos)

Tijuana, BC - The Attorney against organized crime (SCDO) requests the people of the city’s help to locate Vanessa Mejia Castillo, 12.

The last day this minor was seen in Tijuana was yesterday, when she left her house located in Paseo de Los Volcanes del fraccionamiento El Rubí. She did not say where she was going.

She was reported to have a regular dark complexion, a height of 1.55 meters, weighing 60kg, with brown color eyes, black hair, a medium-sized nose, medium mouth, medium lips, delineated eyebrows and an oval chin.

If you have information please telephone Centro de Apoyo a Personas Extraviadas o Ausentes (CAPEA) numbers (664) 104-28-00 at extensions 2956 and 2957 or anonymous complaint line 089 and emergency number 066. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/22/policiaca/2012/10/19/622661/buscan-a-menor-extraviada.aspx

US and Mexico Instructors to Train 125 Police Officers (El Mexicano, 10/19/12)

Tijuana, BC - As part of the theoretical and practical instruction of permanent Municipal police, 125 officers will begin professional courses at Instituto de Capacitación y Adiestramiento Profesional (ICAP), according to the Secretariat of Municipal Public Safety (SSPM).

From next Monday, for five weeks, 75 police officers will complete an Officials Protection course. Of these, 50 currently serve as bodyguards and 25 are assigned to a task force, said ICAP Director Jose Luis Lopez Medina. He explained that the instructors come from United States and most are former police officers or former soldiers who served their country in special tactical units.

The idea, he continued, is to strengthen Commissioners to escort officials in their work with theoretical and practical knowledge. The course will be 80% practical and 20% theoretical, and taught at the Grand Hotel Tijuana, with resources from a federal government subsidy for Safety of Municipalities (Subsemun).

Lopez Medina explained that beginning October 29th, for two weeks, 55 municipal officers, including experts and an operational group, will receive training in first aid by instructors from the Regional Academy of the Northwest from Culiacan, Sinaloa. Some of them already have a theoretical basis. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/22/policiaca/2012/10/19/622639/instructores-de-eu-y-mexico-capacitaran-a-125-policias.aspx

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