(ZIZ News) – The United Nations (U.N.), through its Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), has pledged its commitment to continue working with the local police force.
This follows Friday’s completion of a training exercise focusing on operational forensic ballistics in St. Kitts.
Course facilitator and UNLIREC representative, Mark Mastaglio said the United Nations will continue working to enhance the forensic capabilities of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police.
Mastaglio said, “We want an ongoing relationship with the St. Kitts Police Force to establish a competent and trained and effective response to the scourge of gun crime which is being experienced throughout the Eastern Caribbean. We intend to continue working with you, with your permission, and we hope to continue our relationship with you.”
“We want to carry on with our endeavours with a hope of making this a center of experts in the Eastern Caribbean for the examination of firearms and tool marks examination,” he continued.
Mastaglio said there are plans for a return trip to the Federation next year to assist the Police Force with the establishment of Standard Operating Procedures and Competency Testing.