Video Interviewing Training for Police Officers

Commissioner Walwyn
Facilitators of the training

ZIZ News…Nov 7, 2012 — On Monday 5th November 2012 at 8:30 am the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force held another opening ceremony at the Police Training School for training in video interview of suspects in criminal cases.

The training is sponsored by U.S Government, and the aim of the training is to prepare officers to become more knowledgeable, and acquire more techniques and skills by using technology in the fighting against crime.

Brief speeches were given by Inspector Moore, Commissioner C.G Walwyn along with two instructors for Video Interview Session; David Carter and John Bailey of United Kingdom.

Inspector Moore informed the officers and media officials present that implementing the methods learned will assist The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force to provide better service in the Justice System.

Commissioner C.G. Walwyn highlighted the importance of updating The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force crime fighting initiatives such as Video Training Sessions. He also stated that implementing such modern technology will make sure that officers will have the necessary tools available to ensure that justice is served and criminals do not have a chance to walk away from charges brought against them because of any deficiencies. Commissioner further stated that at the end of the Training Session, ten persons will be selected to be a part of a Violent Crime Task Force for the Federation. He therefore extended his gratitude to the U.S Government for their generosity and also to Major Coleman for making necessary arrangements that made the training possible.

Commissioner Walwyn ended by saying, “St. Kitts and Nevis is moving forward and would eventually be the role model of the Caribbean”.

John Bailey one of the instructors for the Training Session stated that after the Training Session, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis would be on par with United Kingdom in meeting requirements of the new evidence act.

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