HAPCOA’s Annual Training Symposium will be cancelled due COVID related issues and restrictions on government travel. Please stay tuned for updates on next year’s Training Symposium which will be held in Los Angeles CA.

   Back to news

HAPCOA Panama Chapter Member Appointed Vice Minister of Security

May 24, 2016

(Panama City)  On Monday, May 16, 2016, President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama named HAPCOA member Alexis Bethancourt as the next Vice Minister of Security for the Country of Panama.

Minister Bethancourt, previously served as the National Director of the UAF (Unidad de Analisis Financiero) since 2014.  Minister Bethancourt also has over 23 years of service within the Panamanian National Police where he served as the Director of Interpol Panama and also served as the liaison officer with the United States with respect to the security of Panama Canal in 1999.  Minister Bethancourt was one of the first new members of the HAPCOA Panama Chapter in 2014.

The HAPCOA National Board and the HAPCOA Panama Chapter recognize and applaud Minister Bethancourt for his leadership and professionalism and wishes him the best of luck in his new position.

Photo:  Vice Minister of Security Alexis Bethancourt

 

Recent Articles

Join us for a general membership meeting and special presentation by author Linden Gross asRead More

Read

(Nashville) Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) was invited to participate on a roundtableRead More

Read

WASHINGTON, DC – On May 13, 2021, Larry Cosme, President of the Federal Law EnforcementRead More

Read