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St Lucia police officers trained in the law of evidence, report writing, interviewing and interrogation
Published on August 29, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

GROS ISLET, St Lucia -- The Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project is hosting a refresher course for officers of the Royal St Lucia Police Force in the areas of the law of evidence, report writing, interviewing techniques and interrogation techniques. The course will be held in Gros Islet from August 28 – 30, 2017.Thirty-three police officers have been selected by the St Lucia police force to undergo this training.

The workshop was due to be officially opened on Monday with an opening ceremony at which Dr Mashama Sealy, assistant commissioner of police, St Lucia, and Professor Velma Newton, regional project director of the IMPACT Justice Project, will both deliver remarks.

Newton said: “Although the topics to be covered at the course would have been included in the syllabus at the Police Training School, refreshers are still sometimes necessary to incorporate new approaches and materials.”

Thus far, IMPACT Justice has trained 173 police officers in community mediation techniques all in an effort to improve and expand the services rendered by regional police forces. In a few weeks, IMPACT Justice hopes to offer a similar refresher course to the policemen and women of Dominica.
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