Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 21, 2016 (SKNIS): The High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and other gazetted officers are engaged in a three-week Leadership and Management Course designed to increase the overall effectiveness of the agency.
The training is being facilitated by officials from the United Kingdom-based Bramshill Policing Advisers, who have been working with local law enforcement since 2015. Commissioner of Police, Ian Queeley, said this week, the High Command – which comprises of the commissioner, deputy commissioner and assistant commissioners – is reviewing strategy and leadership training, team building, and other areas. Included in this are exercises designed to improve the working environment.
“You are never too old to learn,” Commissioner Queeley said, while referring to the course. “There are different experiences that can be brought to the fore to complement your previous training and enhance your views.”
Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said the training will take the force’s leadership “to a gold standard” enabling them to deliver new policing strategies and strengthen the execution of the “Six Point Plan” to reduce crime in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Dr. Harris stated that it was important to embed “core values of integrity, fairness, and accountability in the new police leadership.” Equally important is the ability to enhance relationships with key stakeholders in various communities, he noted.
“We are building a new culture in law enforcement,” PM Harris said.
Commissioner Queeley credited the government for its ongoing and robust commitment in enhancing the local citizen security infrastructure.
“On every occasion that we have presented proposals or recommendations, they have been fulfilled,” Queeley said, adding that the support has benefitted law enforcement in the fight against crime.