Security Officers Training in New techniques in Trinidad

 

Macky Smith of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and Marvin Payne of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, were selected to represent the country.

The participants, from the Caribbean region, will learn interactive firearms investigation techniques, technical aspects of weapons and ammunition identification, intelligence gathering and crime scene management, tracing and preparation of evidence in criminal proceedings, as well as practical disarmament measures such as weapons destruction and stockpile management.

The course also covers issues related to the use of force, gender awareness and child protection. The sub-regional course will introduce new issues, such as maritime security, container search and identification of armed individuals.

It is said the regional Inter-Institutional Training Course will involve more than 50 security sector and law enforcement officers from various Caribbean countries and is organised by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, through its Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Since 2004, the United Nations Office for Disarmament has trained over 3,000 law enforcement officers in Latin America and the Caribbean, strengthening the capacities of States in the region to address the problem of the proliferation of and trafficking in illicit firearms.

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