ComPol Williams is the new President of the Commission of Chiefs of Police and Police Directors of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Colombia President
The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, is the new President of the Commission of Chiefs of Police and Police Directors of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Colombia (CJDCAMCC). Williams was elected to the post on Wednesday after being appointed as interim president three weeks ago. Williams was declared president at the 34th Extra Ordinary General Assembly of the commission and is the first Commissioner from Belize to hold this esteemed position. Yesterday, the top cop explained the benefits of holding the presidency and how it will aid in Belize’s fight against trans-national narco-trafficking.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Myself and the director general from Honduras vied for the presidency and I was victorious at the end and so I am now the new president of that association. I am certain that I will be able to deal with it. I am putting together a secretariat to work out of my office and they are going to be coordinating with the Interpol Central American Bureau that is in El Salvador as they are the ones who normally coordinate the efforts of the association. And so I don’t see any difficulty in terms of being able to carry out the functions of the association as well as my functions as Commissioner of Police. Certainly it’s going to enhance our ability to be able to work very closely with our Central American, the Caribbean, Colombian, and Mexican allies. I can tell you I was on a one-week visit to Honduras last week and we discussed many issues affecting policing within both countries and we were able to forge partnership in several areas. The Honduran National Police have agreed to provide training for the police in Belize in human trafficking, human smuggling, cybercrime gang identification and as well as intelligence analysts. So there’s a lot that we can learn from Honduras. We also stopped in Salvador and I met with the Director General in Salvador as well and they also agreed to provide training for our officers. As a matter of fact, Honduras agreed to give us four scholarships annually for a police officer to attend the police college in Honduras. That’s a four years program. So once we get that going, it’s certainly going to enhance our ability, the police officers will be able to get more professional and detailed training in law enforcement.”