In keeping with its aim, to effectively manage its human resources, the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVPF) on Friday 31.08.2018 brought to a close its week long Junior Detective CID Course, which began on Monday 27.08.208. Twenty two (22) police officers from various Stations, Departments and Units throughout SVG participated in the course.
The CID course comprised of various subject areas, specifically in statement taking and analysis, case file preparation, crime scene management, handling exhibits, house and vehicle searches, electronic interview and most significantly ethics and discipline.
Delivering brief remarks, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of crime, Mr. Richard Brown, expressed his gratitude to the course facilitators for their contribution in making the course a success. ACP Brown however noted that the participants now have a responsibility to ensure that the facilitator’s efforts were not futile. He further emphasized that to whom much is given much is expected and that the officers would be expected to raise their game.
Course facilitator and officer in charge of CID, ASP. Hesron Ballantyne, expressed how pleased he was with the performance of the participants during the week-long course. In his address, ASP Ballantyne outlined that the senior management of the organisation recognised that the constabulary is a youthful one, and are making calculated efforts to ensure that each member is well rounded in the various facets of policing. ASP Ballantyne went on to admonish the participants to always maintain their professionalism when dealing with members of the public, and to always remember what is expected of them while carrying out their tour of duty. Mr. Ballantyne further expressed confidence in the ability of each participant, to apply the knowledge they would have acquired from the course, to prevent and detect crimes throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The RSVPF recognises the need for specific training and continues to ensure that Police Officers throughout SVG benefit from various training opportunities offered locally and throughout the region.