JIBC to collaborate on training with Security Sciences University of Nuevo Leon State
The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Security Sciences University of Nuevo Leon State (SSUNL) in Monterrey, Mexico.
“We are pleased to formally establish this relationship between JIBC and SSUNL and to work together to enhance education and training in public safety at both our institutions,” said JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko. “This is part of JIBC’s ongoing commitment to strengthen and develop international relationships in justice and public safety professions to help make communities safer through reflecting, advancing, and leading practice.”
"With the signing of this agreement with the Justice Institute of British Columbia, our idea is to achieve the exchange of cadets and instructors, increase mobility between institutions, and share knowledge in training in many areas such as policing, security and emergency management," said Alfredo Ibarra, Coordinator of Institutional Liaison, Security Sciences University of Nuevo Leon State (Universidad de Ciencias de la Seguridad).
Through the MOU the two educational institutions have agreed to work together on initiatives such as: developing collaborative training and education in public safety, including the areas of security and law enforcement; collaborating on student and faculty exchange opportunities; discussing potential joint research partnerships; and exploring opportunities to jointly develop a JIBC presence in Mexico.
Security Sciences University of Nuevo Leon State was established in 2011 and specializes in security and law enforcement education and training. SSUNL officials visited JIBC’s New Westminster campus in 2019 following introductions and outreach efforts by the Government of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service in Monterrey, Mexico.
“We look forward to working with SSUNL on all aspects of public safety training and to learn from them different approaches in their advanced training and intelligence activities,” said Dr. Stuart Ruttan, Dean of the School of Criminal Justice & Security and Office of International Affairs. “This partnership will help benefit our students, staff and faculty through this shared knowledge as well as potential educational and training opportunities from international exchanges.”