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Jul 2, 2021

Police Officers Trained in Criminal Investigations

Chester Williams

A cohort of thirty police officers successfully completed a two-week training program in which they were taught the fundamentals of criminal investigations.  Organized through the United States Embassy, the men and women of law enforcement learned how to conduct an inquiry to determine whether, in fact, a crime has been committed based on a civilian report.  In a ceremony held at the Queen Street Police Station this afternoon, the officers were formally recognized for their achievements.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“It’s a milestone in our organization, a cadre of officers graduating, having completed an investigative training course.  Now, we live in a country where we have seen that the occurrences of crime and violence have to some extent increased or fluctuates.  From time to time we have to deal with different types of investigation, investigating different types of crimes and so it is important that as police officers we have the skill set required to be able to effectively investigate those crimes as they occur.  Now this training that you have undergone was done with a view to give you some skill set so that when you leave from here you will be able to tackle whatever investigation that may come your way in the line of your duty.  For me, if I were to give a simple layman’s definition of a criminal investigation, I would say it is a process where the police conducts an inquiry to determine whether or not a crime has been committed. Training two or three sets of thirty police officers, when you look across our country you have over two thousand plus.  We’re still at a very low percentage of our officers who are trained and we cannot simply say that we are going to train only investigators because the truth of the matter is, every police officer should be an investigator because they have to investigate a matter at some point in time, regardless of how minor the situation or the crime may be.”


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