The individuals commenced training on 1st November, 2010, the bulk of which took place at the RSCNPF Training Complex located at East Basseterre.
Head of the Training School, Inspector Lionel Moore told MiyVue.com that the officers were training in a wide array of areas including criminal law, evidence and procedures, general policing duties, foot and arms drills, psychology and training in handling domestic violence situations.
The officers – MiyVue.com understands – already have some practical experience in policing as they took breaks from their training during the Christmas/Carnival season and the Cruise Ship season, to provide assistance to the rank and file of the police force in maintaining peace and order during those times of increased activity and an influx of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
The Inspector said this batch of officers is the first to undergo training under the new course training standard for the police which was put together by the Royal Mounting Canadian Police Force and the RSCNPF and supported by the Ministry of National Security. He further explained that the change of curriculum was necessary if the training was to be more pragmatic.
Governor General, Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, Prime Minister Denzil L. Douglas, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Sam Condor and Premier of Nevis Joseph Parry are expected to be in attendance at the passing-out ceremony.
The Head of the Training School indicated to MiyVue.com indicated that all 24 trainees successfully completed the course and would be graduating. They are expected to perform a number of drills displays during the event which is to begin at 3:00 p.m.