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St Kitts-Nevis police enhance relationship with US law enforcement partners
Published on June 28, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

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Commissioner of Police Celvin G. Walwyn (back row) along with Inspector Rosemarie Roberts (right) and consultant A.D. Walwyn (left) with members of the Harris County Sherriff's Office

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Law enforcement officials in St Kitts and Nevis are strengthening partnerships with US law enforcement agencies in an effort to bridge the gap between themselves and at risk youth and are preparing to introduce a new programme to achieve this.

Commissioner of Police Celvin G. Walwyn and Inspector Rosemarie Roberts recently participated in meetings with officials from the Houston Police Department in Texas to explore partnerships between the two agencies.

Of particular interest was the Teens and Police Service (TAPS) Academy. According to its website, TAPS Academy places at risk teens and law enforcement personnel on equal footing and creates an environment that encourages sharing and problem solving. Specific areas covered over the 11-week programme include violence, physical and sexual abuse, domestic trafficking, sexual exploitation and bullying.

Walwyn indicated that officers of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) have welcomed initiatives, including the mentoring, advising, guiding, and instructing children (MAGIC) programme, which have had positive results. He said the members are energized by the increased training opportunities, new equipment and improved community relations and are keen to consolidate on the many gains achieved over the past 34 months which resulted in an overall decrease of 40.8 percent in crime over that period.

Partnerships with law enforcement agencies have been important as well. While in Texas, the RSCNPF staff also met with counterparts from their sister agency Harris County Sherriff’s Office. The office has been instrumental in providing instructors to train police in St Kitts and Nevis. The meeting chaired by Chief Fred Brown discussed the ongoing relationship and ways to enhance support. The Sheriff’s Office pledged to continue the close collaboration with the RSCNPF.
 
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