Orange County officer conducts training programme for local police

Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Her Excellency Astona Browne (left), Commissioner of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Mr. C. G. Walwyn and Sgt. Sean MC Cormack of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida hold up a t-shirt from Sherriff Jerry L. Demings. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MARCH 26TH2012 (CUOPM) – Ten officers of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) begin a four-day training programme at the Police Training School on Tuesday.

Commissioner of Police Mr. C.G. Walwyn said the MAGIC Program will be carried out by Sgt. Sean Mc. Cormack of the Orange County Sherriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida.

“We are also going to have the officers trained in the MAGIC Programme which is the Motivating Advising Guiding and Instructing Children Program. It is a combination of the DARE and GRAPE. The Orange County officer is here to train our police and they will be teaching the children in schools,” said the Commissioner.

“We are also going to have the bicycle training instruction donated by the Orange County Sheriff’s office. They will be coming here to train our guys you see on bicycles to ride bikes as police officers,” said Mr. Walwyn.

He also disclosed that officers of the ATF- Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms of the United States, coming to St. Kitts and Nevis to teach the e-trace system on how firearms are tracked.

“If they are from America they will conduct investigations on that side by picking up from where left off,” said the police chief.

An officer from the US Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) recently conducted a tactical training programme for local police officers.

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