FBI San Juan Provides Training at Police of Puerto Rico Academy
Special Agent in Charge Rafael Riviere Vázquez, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office, announced the participation of the FBI in training activities for Police of Puerto Rico (POPR) Academy cadets.
On March 5, 2020, FBI special agents from the Ponce Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, provided training to Police Academy Class 229. The subject matter of these trainings included Federal Investigations and Coordinated Prosecution for Child Pornography, Sextortion, Cyber Bullying, and other federal crimes.
FBI Victim Services personnel and members from Albizu University’s Program for Victims of Sexual Abuse (“Programa Asistencia a Victimas de Abuso Sexual y Familia”) provided guidance on early identification, support, and services available to victims as police officers will be the first responders in most of the cases involving child abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation.
SAC Riviere wishes to recognize the support and collaboration of the Police of Puerto Rico, the Albizu University, and local partners in the fight against child exploitation. Collaboration with our local law enforcement partners is crucial to the FBI’s mission to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, our children. POPR Cadets are soon to become important colleagues in the fight against crime. If they come into the field with a working knowledge of who we are and how we can work together, we will be much more effective as partners.
Tips and information assist the FBI and its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners in the pursuit of Violent Crimes and Crimes Against Children. Citizens with information are asked to contact the FBI San Juan Field Office at 787-754-6000, or to submit tips through the FBI’s tip line available on our website at www.Tips.FBI.Gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.