U.S. Embassy Marks National Police Week with Jungle Run
Monday, May 16th, 2022
Press Release – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize Office of Public Affairs – May 13, 2022 – To commemorate National Police Week, the U.S. Embassy organized a 5k run/2k walk in Belmopan. The event, organized by the U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Office, is part of the U.S. Diplomatic Security Bureau’s annual, week-long initiative to pay tribute to fallen law enforcement colleagues while recognizing the important work and commitment of officers in keeping communities safe around the world.
Dozens of participants from the U.S. Embassy, Belizean law enforcement, and the security community participated in the run, including Police Commissioner Chester Williams, the Belize Coast Guard, and the Belize Defence Force.
“We are inspired by the dedication exhibited by the men and women of Belize’s law enforcement community. Through rain or shine, night and day, pandemic conditions notwithstanding, law enforcement officials are unwavering in their commitment to serve and protect. Today’s race is a symbolic show of U.S. support and enduring appreciation for our special partnership and ongoing collaboration,” emphasized Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Leyla Moses-Ones.
This year’s race will also commemorate 41 years of U.S.-Belize bilateral diplomatic security partnership, with both nations sharing resources and expertise to strengthen national security in Belize and the wider region.
Please help support Local Journalism in Belize
For the first time in the history of the island's community newspaper, The San Pedro Sun is appealing to their thousands of readers to help support the paper during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1991 we have tirelessly provided vital local and national news. Now, more than ever, our community depends on us for trustworthy reporting, but our hard work comes with a cost. We need your support to keep delivering the news you rely on each and every day. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Please support us by making a contribution.Click to Donate