Police Officers to Be Trained to Detect Illegal Firearms

Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas stated that training and policy implementation have been the main focus of measures to improve the security situation in the country. This he said has been obvious, given the leadership that the new Commissioner of Police has been providing within the ambit of the Anti Crime Unit.

He added that support continues to be provided from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms departments of the United States government which are assisting the federation in improving the federation’s crime fighting aptitude.

Prime Minister Douglas also made mention of the Caribbean Sensor Initiative (CSI) which is a series of monitoring systems that are in place, which will allow for the monitoring of trafficking in drugs and fire arms on the high seas.

He said the CSI is being administered by SOUTHCOM with funds from the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) and it is aimed at border protection particularly against illegal activities, such as transportation of illegal firearms and narcotics.

“Each country, including St. Kitts and Nevis, that is a party to this initiative, can see what is happening at our borders and can decide to share the information glean with other countries as the case maybe. A country which is the beneficiary of this information can share it with other countries so that they too can become engaged in the necessary activities at our borders,” Douglas added.

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