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Free training for law enforcement officers

YVETTE BEST, yvettebest@nationnews.com

Added 25 September 2017

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President and CEO of the Caribbean Law Enforcement Foundation David Watson (right) and executive director Kentis Ellis. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS and first responders in the Caribbean will soon benefit from monthly training for free.

The courses will be wide-ranging but given the current situation in the region, matters relating to guns and drugs will be included.

President and chief executive officer of the United States-based Caribbean Law Enforcement Foundation (CLEF), David Watson, said all the training will be coordinated through the Regional Security System (RSS) and should begin in January next year.

Watson, who is currently in Barbados with a number of the resource people involved, told a press conference at the RSS’ Paragon, Christ Church base that he felt a need to have consistent training available to officers. Training will also be provided to trainers.

Police, immigration and customs officers, personnel from the defence force and fire service and emergency medical technicians are all expected to benefit from the training, which will be done in the region and in the United States.

CLEF was incorporated in Georgia in 2015. (YB)

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