More Police Officers trained overseas

More Police Officers trained overseas

(GINA) The security sector continues to focus heavily on training of its personnel, and only recently several officers benefited from overseas training at various levels.

The Home Affairs Ministry in a release today announced that Detective Sergeant Shivram Murguyya and Detective Corporal Devon Lowe attended the Junior Criminal Investigation course in Christ Church, Barbados. The aim of this course was to develop the requisite investigative skills of junior officers that would enable them to execute their duties in a professional manner.

Inspector Clifton Davis of Tactical Services Unit (TSU) attended the Regional Armoury Management Training Course in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to bolster the capacities of government armorers in the specific technical skills and management processes necessary for the safe, effective and efficient accounting, inspection, repair, maintenance, storage, security and destruction of firearms and ammunition.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner ‘Law Enforcement’ Seelall Persaud attended a special meeting on the Establishment of a Regional Counterdrug Intelligence School for the Caribbean in November. The aim of this forum was to seek the input of regional security officials on specific counter drug intelligence training needs to form the basis for the curriculum of the proposed school.

With regards to the Guyana Fire Service, Cadet Officer Andrew Holder and Section Leader Dehola Jacobs attended the Third Executive Meeting and the Seventh Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Association of Fire Fighters (CAFF) in Castries, St. Lucia. This was aimed at promoting cooperation, standardisation and enhancing the quality of service by regional fire fighters.

Meanwhile, Cadet Officers Suresh Persaud and Cleon Thom-Fernandes attended the Junior Officer Leadership Academy training event in early December in Dominica. This programme was designed for the development of junior officers in Fire and Rescue Organisations throughout the Caribbean.

Additionally, it provided classroom training on information critical to the success of fire professionals and included various peer group activities.

Ashley Williams and Devendra Ramzit from the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) attended the Second Regional Container Control Programme (CCP) Meeting in Panama. This meeting focused on money laundering, UN sanctions, arms trafficking, Intellectual property rights and storage of medicament.

Meanwhile, Kavita Bhowani from the Home Affairs Ministry attended the Fourth Caribbean – United States Security Cooperation Dialogue in Washington D.C.

This meeting allowed delegations to examine several of the flagship programmes that have commenced under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) and consider the next steps forward in respect of cooperation and information sharing in order to reduce illicit trafficking, promote social justice, and improve citizen security.

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