The U.S. Donates Canines and Vehicles to Costa Rican Penitentiary Police

20141110_k9_donation_500x333The U.S. Embassy donated 19 canines and four vehicles to the Costa Rican Penitentiary Police as part of the strengthening of this police corps as part of our bilateral assistance program.

The donated dogs are Golden Retrievers, Belgium Mallinois and German Shepherds, trained in the Colombian School for dogs of the National Colombian Police.

The donation includes four 2014 Toyota Hilux vehicles, equipped with kennels, air conditioning for the dogs and special lights for the transportation of the dogs.

The total value of the donation to the Penitentiary Police was USD 230,000.