Ambassador Aponte Launches $7 Million ILEA Expansion
On August 15, U.S. Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte and Minister of Justice and Public Security, David Munguía Payes, placed the foundation stone for the construction of Phases II of the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA).
Since 2005, ILEA San Salvador has provided courses for justice and law enforcement professionals from around the region. The new site will add a dormitory to house visiting students, as well as an investigative laboratory that will be used to teach police and forensic personnel modern techniques for processing crime scene samples.
In her remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony, Ambassador Aponte said that, “as a member of the hemisphere, [the U.S. government] remains committed to breaking the criminal structures that affect us, and in dismantling transnational organized crime.”
ILEA San Salvador has provided 107 specialized courses and 25 programs of management development courses to over 4,550 law enforcement professionals.