Mr. Grantly Watson, Regional Security Coordinator (RSC) and CEO of the RSS, and Commander Tyrone James, Director of Plans and Training arrived in the Federation on Monday 10th January 2011.
According to reports, the two senior RSS members met with a wide cross section of the middle management of the Police Force at NEMA Headquarters the following day to deliver an indebt analysis of their work so far.
It was further revealed that Watson indicated that the European Union had agreed to fund the project under the superintendence of the Canadian government.
Meanwhile, two well experienced middle managers from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Inspector Terrance James and Sergeant Eldrin Dickenson were chosen to participate in the program, from which they have been ably assisted and have been given invaluable support.
Each RSS member state stands to benefit directly as their police training facilities would be used as campuses for the Regional Training Institute. Commander James said, “The aim of the institute was to standardize police training in the region, citing that policing is a profession and those police officers from within the seven RSS member states should be able to operate off the same sheet of music.”
He went on to say, “The institute will also focus on instructor development, accredited training and the processes that leads to career development and best practices in succession management and planning.
“With the establishment of the Regional Training Institute the spin-off would be increased police professionalism, leading to a increase in public confidence, which may well lead to an increase in the detection rate and thus creating the environment of opportunities for national development,” Commander James boasted.
(Contents of this article were lifted from a press release issued by Police Public Relations Office)