Douglas revealed in parliament last week that with the assistance of the European Union under the “Safety and Security Programme” a new project is to be established and it will also obtain support from the 9th EDF Funds of the EU and shortly they will be doing the necessary tendering for the construction of a police Training facility, which will replace the one currently located in Ponds Pasture.
“It will be transferred and built as a new facility in the Limekiln area and it will not only be used for training, in terms of police and maybe the Defence Force, but general training of security personnel in St. Kitts and Nevis.
It will also be used as a regional facility for our neighbouring countries, so that they may use this institution to provide training as well for their own people,” he informed.
The Prime Minister further revealed that under the “9th EDF Safety and Security Project” the security forces here and in the region would be enhanced. He explained that this has been a challenge faced by Caribbean states over the years.
Douglas added that the government will shortly obtain four 4×4 jeeps that would be provided to the security forces and another two 4×4 pick up vehicles would be available as well to the security forces.
It was also announced that the fire services in Nevis will be the recipient under this programme of a brand new fire truck.
Douglas further revealed that they are looking at a number of motor cycles to be used by the security forces, also two, 14 seat busses are to be secured. They are equally seeking to establish a mobile police station.