42 certified as Crime Scene First Responders

42 certified as Crime Scene First Responders
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Participants of the First Responders Training.

PRESS RELEASE – Forty-two officers from four government agencies, namely the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, Customs and Excise Department, Bordelaise Correctional Facility and the Fire and Emergency Services are now equipped to perform first responder duties before the arrival of investigators to the scene of a crime. 

The Regional Security System (RSS) Training Institute recently conducted a Crime Scene First Responder one-week training course at the Police Force Academy located at La Toc, Castries.

For Assistant Commissioner of Police and Director of Training with the RSS Yvonne Alexander, the achievement was pivotal to the mandate of the RSS.

Participants.

“I am extremely pleased with the help of the Government of Canada. They have been assisting us so we can meet the changing needs of the RSS. The RSS has continued to conduct a series of courses in 2014. Over 120 individuals have been trained and certified as Crime Scene First Responders, from various islands,” Alexander noted.

Commissioner of Police Vernon Francois commended the participants at the closing ceremony, noting the wisdom of the course organisers in engaging other participants to train alongside the police.

“Other agencies have a role to play and it is important to engage these other agencies. We have a number of cases which depend on physical evidence, so it is very important to undertake this particular training in this area of law enforcement.”

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security Agosta Degazon also commended the initiative and thanked the RSS for their continued support and stewardship within the sub–region.

The closing ceremony took place on Friday, May 23, 2014.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. why is the government using persons who are already employed to carry out the task,why not train some qualified unemployed persons to do the job to get them out of the house,

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  2. Lol no worriedAboutLucia not at all. Natural laws of the universe at work here. Agree wif u though I don't understand wat customs and bordelais were there for.

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  3. Exactly. what does customs and bordelais have to do with crime scene respondents. target the real people and target them well

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  4. The 3 of u all, r typical st. Lucians, please attack da message not da messenger! I repeat 'the RSLPF cannot attend Tradewinds because the US don't want u all there cause u all r a shame and disgrace to policing. Deal with the message not my mother. I cud tell u all a few choice things about u all moddas but dats u all style not mine. I take it the 3 of u all r police officers or hve 'connections' to the police. Well fix up u all .. and learn about human rights and law and stop making lucians ashame... As I write, there's one of ur colleagues ... @ bordelais, after attempting to file a case against me, the case went nowhere ... Know who u all messing with (moral of da story).

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  5. what does customs and bordelaise have to do with first response in terms of crime scene? seriously people this is not a smart question I just can't see where they fit in, if anyone knows please enlighten me. thanks.

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  6. yo steven go .......... ur mother at least they taking small steps to tackel crime more seriously u jerk

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  7. That's all da RSLPF can participate in?? A lil crime scene management course??? Lmfao, they need to go to 'Tradewinds' like their counterparts from seventeen other territories, oops I forgot the US don't want them there...... Lmfao lmfao lmffao @ st.lucia. What a failed country.

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    • even steven your mother must be your father and father is your mother. u a hole. its because of the info people like you gave the police. dats y things are how it is their. so shut up ur mouth and sleep in ur beding like that.

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