Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date February 23, 2005
Contact Officer Phil Fernandez
Phone (951) 826-5939
Fax (951) 826-2593


Riverside Police Department Trains Tactical Officers from Ensenada

Riverside, Ca-  On Sunday, February 20, 2005 twelve members of the Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Police Department arrived in Riverside to participate in a joint training exercise with the Riverside Police Department. The group is part of the Ensenada Police Departmentís Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and will participate in a week long tactical training provided by Riverside Police Department. This group of officers is the first of several groups from Ensenada P.D. who plan to participate in training exercises with the Riverside Police Department.

On Tuesday February 22, 2005, Police Chief Russ Leach introduced the members of the Ensenada group to the Mayor and City Council. Chief Leach expressed his desire to continue the long standing relationship between the Ensenada P.D. and the Riverside P.D. Ensenada, Baja California Mexico is one of the official sister cities to Riverside, with a relationship going back over twenty years. The Ensenada Police Department has approximately 800 officers that provide public safety to the City of Ensenada, as well as to communities in the surrounding areas.