In keeping with its aim, to effectively manage its human resources, the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVPF) on Friday August 31, 2018 brought to a close its week long Junior Detective CID Course.
Twenty two police officers from various Stations, Departments and Units throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines participated in the course which began on Monday August 27, 2018.
The CID course comprised of subject areas such as statement taking and analysis, case file preparation, crime scene management, handling exhibits, house and vehicle searches, electronic interview as well as ethics and discipline.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of crime, Mr. Richard Brown, in remarks at Friday’s closing ceremony expressed gratitude to the course facilitators for their contribution in making the course a success.
He said the participants now have a responsibility to ensure that the facilitator’s efforts were not futile. He 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 the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Hesron Ballantyne, said 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 expressed confidence in the ability of each participant to apply the knowledge acquired from the course to prevent and detect crimes throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.