Fuerza Civil, the elite unit that are trained in military and police techniques, receive a college level education, which include ethics classes, and are paid better than normal Mexican police, with full benefits.
Tamaulipas, Mexico- A heavily-armed local police unit will protect foreign hunters in the northern state of Tamaulipas. While hunting lodge owners say that there have not been any incidents between hunters and drug cartels during any hunting expeditions, the police protection will help assuage the fears of some hunter tourists who have been inundated with negative headlines over the Mexican drug war.
Monterrey, Mexico- The Fuerza Civil has been called " the hope" of the future by local leaders in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon where police corruption has been rife. By using arduous military, police training and college-level education, the state beleivs this new generation of police officer will be able to take on dangerous cartels and say no to bribes.
The majority of the cadets at this school are between the age of 18 to 22 years old.
Monterrey, Mexico- Hector Aguilar looks for Dove in this beautiful fields. Aguilar of Big Bass Hunting and fishing says tourism has dropped 95 % since the drug war escalated since 2006. He hopes by instituting police protection, American hunters will feel safe and come back to enjoy one of the best dove hunting areas in the world.
Hector and Joel Aguilar (owner) from Big Bass Hunting and Fishing in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Tamaulipas, Mexico - The walls inside the Big Bass hunting lodge are decorated with trophies, prized stuffed fish, and celebrity photos and memorabilia, including the last time NBA legend Larry Bird visited to fish here. He ,and the majority of other American sportsmen, have not returned since the drug war escalated 2006.
In an effort to combat corruption, and to lessen the reach of the powerful Mexican drug cartels, the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon has started an innovative, and unique police force; called the Fuerza Civil.