HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police recently hosted a group of visiting law enforcement officials from the African nations of Mali and Niger at department headquarters in Harrisburg. The delegation is visiting the United States as part of a two-week U.S. State Department program to promote a greater understanding of police operations at home and around the world.
State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker, deputy commissioners, and staff offered presentations on recruiting, hiring, and training dedicated and professional police officers, as well as recommendations on civil disturbance protocol, drawing on the department's history of service to residents and visitors of the Commonwealth.
"The visiting officials were eager to learn from our organizational experience, and we gained insight into some of the challenges they face back home," Blocker said. "Cultivating strong relationships with other agencies both in the United States and internationally provides a fresh perspective, which helps the Pennsylvania State Police become a stronger department."
The officials also toured the State Police Academy in Hershey and visited the Troop H, Harrisburg station as part of their visit to Pennsylvania. Earlier this month, they participated in the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention in San Diego, California.
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