Investigative Police signs agreement with the FBI in Chile: relationship dates back 80 years

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The directors of the Investigative Police and the FBI signed a memorandum of understanding in Chile. The document addresses issues of joint training and information exchange between both agencies. According to the PDI, the relationship between the two institutions dates back to the 1940s, when Nazi espionage networks operating in national territory were investigated.

The director general of the Investigative Police, Sergio Muñoz, signed an understanding agreement with the director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Christopher Wray.

The ceremony, which seals a collaborative work that originates nearly 80 years ago, took place this Thursday in the Aula Magna of the PDI School.

The agreement deals with issues of joint training and exchange of information between both agenciesin order to align efforts in crime prevention.

Wray noted that Chile and the United States face similar challenges in law enforcement, as well as increasing rates of violence, cyber, financial and transnational crimes.

“The best mechanism we have to counter these threats is the exchange of information between our agencies and our countries,” said the FBI helmsman.

PDI and FBI: relationship has been going on for 80 years

According to Investigation policecollaboration between both institutions begins in the 1940s, when Nazi espionage networks operating in Chile were investigated.

Sergio Muñoz, director of the PDI, maintained that the agreement will allow “our respective training academies to receive officers from the other institution. We make educational facilities of excellence available to this agreement, such as the School of Police Investigations or the Higher Academy”.

“We hope that our skills and abilities will be of benefit to FBI agents. I am sure our officers will gain invaluable experience,” he concluded.

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