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Colombia, U.S. help train Haitian women police

  • Sophie Poulard, a 25-year-old Haitian police trainee from Petionville, grips her nightstick as part of self-defense exercises at the Sumapaz school in Colombia. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • Phanise Aristide, a 22-year-old Haitian police trainee, was selected among 350 applicants to be one of 10 female Haitian police cadets to train alongside women from the Colombian National Police. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • Haitian police cadets Juliana Jolissaint of Cap Haitien and Patricia Muzac of Jacmel are eager to boost the ranks of women in the Haitian National Police and improve security on the island nation. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • A Colombian police trainer instructs female police cadets on the proper handling technique for their nightsticks. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Miami Herald

  • Haitian police cadet Ruth Joseph, a 23-year-old aspiring police officer from Port-au-Prince, told the Herald that women in Haiti can serve as role models and strengthen the Haitian National Police force. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • Ruth Joseph, front, and other female Haitian police cadets practice self-defense techniques alongside their Colombian counterparts at the Sumapaz school near Bogotá, where they are training thanks to U.S. funding. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald

  • Female Haitian police cadets practice self-defense techniques alongside their Colombian counterparts at the Sumapaz school near Bogotá, where they are training thanks to U.S. funding. Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno / For the Herald