CBP moves closer to full Global Entry partnership with Costa Rica

Release Date Tue, 08/29/2023 WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection signed a Joint Statement of Cooperation today to formally initiate negotiations to include Costa Rica among the Global Entry foreign partner countries, an initiative that expedites entry procedures into U.S. ports of entry. The signing took place today at the Costa Rican Embassy. Attendees included ... Read More»

United States Helps Strengthen Costa Rica’s Cybersecurity  

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Commander General Laura Richardson and Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves announced a security assistance project that will allow the Ministry of Public Security to establish a Cybersecurity Operations Center by 2026.  The $9.8 million initiative includes state-of-the-art equipment, specialized training and logistical assistance from the United States of America.  The U.S. ... Read More»

United States Supports Costa Rica to Purchase Police Vessels

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (CdA) Gloria Berbena highlights the United States’ role in the Ministry of Public Security’s purchase of three vessels from the U.S. company Metal Shark, a firm specialized in the design of vessels for law enforcement purposes. CdA Berbena indicated that for decades both Costa Rica and the United States have fought ... Read More»

Cessna Grand Caravan Added to Ministry of Public Security’s Aerial Fleet

With the assistance of the United States, the Aerial Surveillance Service (SVA) is adding a new aircraft to facilitate law enforcement and counter-narcotics operations and a new hangar for the U.S. embassy-supported fleet of four UH-1ST helicopters that participate in counter-narcotics operations. The Cessna Grand Caravan will support the Ministry of Public Security Air Surveillance ... Read More»

Modernization of the Murcielago Police Training Center

The U.S. Embassy supports the professionalization of Costa Rican police forces. Thanks to this support and a donation of more than USD $1 million, the dormitories for female officers were remodeled and a 59-foot high rappelling tower was built at the Murcielago Police Training Center. “The work we do together is vital to ensuring the ... Read More»
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