Understanding the mexican Cartels and 'Narco Culture'
This course has been presented since 2014, and it’s ever evolving with current information, visits to sites in the U.S. and Mexico including: “Tepito” in Mexico City (which is the heart of the Santa Muerte following), interviews with individuals such as healers or “curanderos,” Guatemalan Special Forces members known as “Kaibiles”, visits to Santa Muerte Temples in Southern California, and the fashion store, where El Chapo’s has his now famous shirts and much much more.
The course has been presented to thousands of Officers and Government Officials in the Western United States including Federal, Tribal, Local, and Municipal agencies; as well as current members of the United States Congress and their staff.
VICTOR GALARZA - LEAD INSTRUCTOR
This training features the experience and expertise of Victor, who is considered a subject matter expert by the 22nd and 13th Judicial Districts in the State of Colorado. Victor is in active service as a decorated POST Certified Law Enforcement officer in the Southwest Region of Colorado, where he specializes in Criminal Interdiction. Victor attended St. John’s Military Academy, Loyola University and Fairlength Dickinson University. He was a Mexican Diplomat in the United Sates, bearing both an A-1 and later a G-1 Diplomatic Status in the U.S. Victor possesses first hand accounts in regards to the Mexican Cartels, dating back to the Guadalajara Cartel, and has investigated members of Los Zetas, Sinaloa, Gulf, La Familia Michuacana, and La Tersera Hermandad. Victor has trained with the Mexican Navy, Mexican Army, German Army, U.S. Army, Mexican Estate Major Presidential (Mexican Secret Service) and various other U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies.