Public security staff who will work at the World Cup will receive training
07/05/2012 18:01 - Portal Brasil
By the start of 2013 public security personnel in the Brazilian States that will host World Cup games, Federal Police and Highway Police as well as staff from other security agencies, will participate in training in security for major events, to be provided by American experts.
The next training course starts in Brasilia on Monday (May 7) and runs through to Friday (May 5), and will be aimed at protecting public authorities. The first course was on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons, and was also held in the Federal capital.
The courses cover different aspects, such as management of security at large events, incident command systems, management of border control, among others. In each course personnel are trained from each of the twelve States hosting the 2014 World Cup, as well as members of the Federal Police and State and Municipal civil defense staff. Employees from the Ministry of Health, National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) and other Federal agencies may also participate in some courses, where appropriate.
The initiative comes from the Special Secretary for Security at Major Events at the Ministry of Justice (SESGE/MJ). The training courses are the result of bilateral collaborative efforts between Brazil and the United States related to security at major events.
One of the areas of training - Crisis Management - will be undertaken in Washington (United States) for 20 attendees, one from each State hosting the World Cup. In addition to receiving training from experts, they will participate in technical visits to three types of strategic centers: command and control, intelligence, and borders and airports.
SESGE plans to extend the training over the coming years.
Qualified contingent - The Ministry of Justice will train State, Civil, Federal and Highway police as well as firefighters and other public security and civil defense staff in preparation for the World Cup and other events being hosted in Brazil.