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Palm Springs Police host law enforcement officials from Costa Rica

This week, the Palm Springs Police Department will be hosting a law enforcement group from Costa Rica.

"The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Representatives of Costa Rica" will be in Palm Springs on Tuesday and Wednesday.

16 officials from that country, including the director of the national police academy, are expected to learn about crime prevention and narcotics investigations.

Palm Springs police say the program helps to fight crime in both countries.

"Why do you think it's important to host police departments from other countries?" News Channel 3's Peter Daut asked PSPD Lt. Mike Villegas.

Villegas said, "I take pride and honor in working here for Palm Springs. I've been here for 22 years, and I believe we are a primary example of how a community works together with law enforcement to accomplish whatever issues we have and address crime."

Villegas added, "It's an honor for us and a privilege that we're able to provide some information and resources for them, so they can take back to their country."

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