28TH FEBRUARY, 2018
Basseterre, ST. KITTS – A three-day IMPACS Justice Workshop being hosted specifically for the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) concluded today at the Police Training Complex.
Over the three day period, thirty-four Police Officers from various departments covered topics including report writing, interviewing and interrogation techniques and the law of evidence.
The facilitators were drawn from BAH Consulting, which specialises in crime and security management, law enforcement, criminal justice, criminology, modern penal thought and penal practice.
One of the facilitators, Bertie Hinds, is the Founder and Managing Director of BAH Consulting. Mr. Hinds has served as the Deputy Director of the Regional Security System (RSS) from 2014 to 2016 and is a Retired Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Royal Barbados Police Force.
The second facilitator is Tyrone Sargeant who retired from the Royal Barbados Police Force as a Senior Superintendent of Police and Divisional Commander.
Addressing the timeliness of the training, Retired Deputy Commissioner Hinds said that at all levels of Caribbean society there is great concern about the state of crime and criminality and went on to note that, “Good investigative know-how leads to success in finding and prosecuting criminal perpetrators.”
Commissioner of Police, Ian Queeley, spoke of the significance of having a high detection rate and added that it is an effective means of detering crime.
The workshop was funded by the Improved Access Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACS) which is a five year regional justice sector reform project funded by the Government of Canada and was implemented from within the Caribbean Law Institute Centre, Faculty of Law, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus.