Members of the HAPCOA US Embassy Panama Chapter organized and presented a seminar on the topic of Internal Affairs to the various law enforcement/police agencies in Panama.  This special event was hosted by Director Eric Estrada, Servicio de Proteccion Institucional (SPI) and presented on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in the Amphitheater located within the Presidential Palace in Panama City, Panama.

HAPCOA members presented a daylong course before invited Internal Affairs units.  HAPCOA presenters included:  Anthony Chapa, Executive Director; Eric Moncayo, President HAPCOA Chapter, David Wattley, Chapter Treasurer, Estaban Blis, Chapter Sgt at Arms also members from the Panamanian National Police: Commissioner ® Landau and Major Rolando Villarreal.  Also presenting from the US Embassy included Andre Zavala, Legal Attaché, FBI and Bill Furay, Country Attaché, DEA.  Approximately 20 individuals were in attendance.

All who attended were honored by the SPI with agency pins and with HAPCOA seminar certificates.

Details and photos regarding this first ever liaison event in Panama can be found on the SPI website:

http://www.spi.gob.pa/1324-seminario-interagencial-de-asuntos-internos-policiales-dictado-por-hapcoa.html