Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 27, 2019 (RSCNPF): Eleven Police Officers and a Traffic Warden successfully completed the six-week Basics in Computer Training Course.
The course is a part of a series being undertaken by the Force Personnel’s Office to prepare Officers, Wardens and civilian members of staff to utilise the computer-based data collection systems being put in place. At a graduation ceremony held at the Police Training School on October 25, 2019, Assistant Commissioner of Police with the responsibility for Operations, Adolph Adams, congratulated the trainees on their new skills. He told them that such training will aid their fight against crime in an age of computer and technology.
“I would just like it to be clear that we cannot do today’s job with yesterday’s skills…I’m very pleased today to see that The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has taken this bold initiative to at least prepare its staff on the way forward as it relates to computer and technology. I would like to take the opportunity to commend each and every one of you so give yourself a round of applause… I am very pleased in the direction we are heading,” said the ACP.
The Force Personnel Officer, Clifford Govia, also registered his sentiments to the trainees. He told them that they had demonstrated the understanding that computers are fundamental to the crime fighting effort.
“I want to commend you for the hard work and the commitment…This is the beginning of a new journey. The first step has started, then you are going to advance to intermediate and then on to advanced. We believe in an organization of lifelong learning…We want you to develop the knowledge necessary to be effective as Police Officers,” said Mr. Govia.
Course Facilitator and Technical Operations Coordinator for the Force, Shirman White, lauded his students for a job well done and for not only successfully completing the course, but maintaining a high average throughout.
Mr. White said, “…what really stood out to me as an instructor was the hunger and thirst for more…I want to thank the trainees, the Force Personnel Officer, and the High Command for giving me this opportunity to be able to instruct and pass on invaluable information and knowledge to the trainees and equipping them to serve the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
Most outstanding trainee, Wendel Edwards, thanked those who made the course possible and gave a testimony on this invaluable experience.