By: Chaïra Flanders
Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 12, 2019 (ZIZ News): A two week digital evidence and law course hosted by the Regional Security System wrapped up on Friday.
14 Police Constables have been recognized and rewarded for suc
cessfully completing the Regional Security System (RSS) Introduction to Digital Evidence Collection (IDEC) Course 1 of 2019.
The participants became certified first responders in digital evidence and law during the closing ceremony which was held at the Ocean Terrace Inn on Friday July 12 2019.
During an interview with ZIZ, Lead Facilitator, Inspector Logan Joseph of the Royal Police Force Antigua & Barbuda said the training course which began on July 1, covers the first phase in any digital investigation. He said the course covers topics such as analysing, how to manage a crime scene and how to transport the data from the crime scene to the forensic lab.
Inspector Logan Joseph said that he was most impressed with how quickly the students retained information. He said he was extremely pleases to see how much they understand the material after a short period of time.
Minister of National Security and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris explained why it is so important to have officers participate in courses such as the (RSS) Introduction to Digital Evidence Collection (IDEC) Course.
Prime Minister Harris said that these training courses help to facilitate a growing partnership between St. Kitts and Nevis and other member states.
Dr. Harris added that another set of officers will be given the opportunity to participate in the course stating that learning to retrieve digital evidence in the age of a technologically advanced world gives officers the knowledge needed to better tackle cybercrime.’
4 Police constables were members of the Royal Antigua and Barbuda Police Force, 3 were from the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force and 7 are members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force.
Police Constable Meshach Polydore from the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force was announced most outstanding student with an average of 93%. He received and accepted an award that was presented by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris at the end of the presentation.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Osbert Petty, National Security Advisor, Retired Major General Stewart Saunders, Assistant Commission of Police Andre Mitchell and Commander of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defense Force, Lt. Col. Anthony J Comrie were also present at the ceremony.