ZIZ News — Twenty-five (25) Junior Customs Officers from around the region are now better equipped to carry out their duties after taking part in 10th Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council Junior Officer Basic Training Course over the past two months.
The closing ceremony took place on Monday afternoon at the Customs Headquarters at Bird Rock.
Theodore Browne, Assistant Comptroller of Customs spoke of the importance of training for the young officers.
“It elevates one to go to the other level and to make sure that within them they have that necessary skill to propel forward and also take the department forward as well.”
However, he said this is just the beginning of their training.
“They will now be branching off in more technical areas of training like narcotic investigations, cyber-crime investigation, intelligence gathering analysis, just to name a few,” Browne stated.
The course was designed to raise the competencies of junior officers in all areas of customs operations including classification, risk assessment and customer service.