33 St. Lucian police officers selected to undergo Canadian-funded IMPACT training

33 St. Lucian police officers selected to undergo Canadian-funded IMPACT training
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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project will be hosting a refresher course for officers of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force in the areas of the Law of Evidence, Report Writing, Interviewing Techniques and Interrogation Techniques.

The course will be held in the Palmville Room of the Coco Palm Resort, Gros Islet, St. Lucia, from August 28th – 30th, 2017.

Thirty-three police officers have been selected by the St. Lucia Police Force to undergo this training.

The workshop will be officially opened on August 28th, 2017 with an opening ceremony at which the Dr. Mashama Sealy, Assistant Commissioner of Police, St. Lucia and Professor Velma Newton, Regional Project Director of the IMPACT Justice Project will both deliver remarks.

Professor Velma Newton has said that: “Although the topics to be covered at the course would have been included in the syllabus at the Police Training School, refreshers are still sometimes necessary to incorporate new approaches and materials”.

Thus far, IMPACT Justice has trained 173 police officers in community mediation techniques all in an effort to improve and expand the services rendered by regional police forces. In a few weeks, IMPACT Justice hopes to offer a similar refresher course to the police men and women of Dominica.


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    And they sang a new song with these words: "You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it. For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation."

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  2. I am all for professional training and development for our Cops, these guys operate with very limited resources and most of the time do an outstanding job in solving crimes. Never turn down an opportunity to take courses and to avail yourselves in professional development, it will payoff in the end.


  3. God bless de beautiful Canadian's, best people in the world. Next time you see one hug them.


  4. Many thanks to CANADA we really appreciate it. Next time we hope the U.K.
    will come over with some kind of Training for our Cops and that's not for Cricket only.
    Will France ever show up? ENJOY.


  5. At this point in time, our police officers need all the training they can get. This is a much needed and welcome opportunity. I wish them well and hope they learn something. SOME OF OUR POLICE OFFICERS BEHAVE LIKE THEY HAVE NO TRAINING AT ALL!


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