Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 13, 2015 (RSCNPF): The “Investigative Interview Course” completed on Friday (February 12) will build capacity in all departments of the Police Service and benefit our Law Enforcement Partners, said Commissioner(Ag) Ian Queeley. Commissioner Queeley presented remarks to the 17 officers, fifteen (15) from the Royals St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and two (2) from Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise Department. It was his first official function since taking the head of the Police Service on (February 9).
Commissioner Queeley reminded the officers that this and the other training they will attend have direct a linkage to the new initiatives that will guide the Police Service in the coming years, the Police “Six Point Plan for the Reduction of Violent Crimes and Homicides, the Four (4) Strategic Plan for 2016-2019 and the Three (3) year Service Improvement Plan.
“These plans and others will guide the transformation of our police service into the future, he said. “They will be the road map to a police service that will contribute to increased citizen safety, and the reduction of the fear of crime in our communities for our citizens.” He added, “in order for the execution of these plans to be effective , the individuals who are tasked with delivering the service must be properly trained and equipped. Therefore, no matter how the great plan, if the team not prepared or sufficiently trained, the results will be hampered. And so your class, like the several classes in last year, 2015, are a part of the new direction for our police service, where we invest in the training of our people, to ensure the delivery of outstanding service.”
Commissioner Queeley, encouraged the officers, to fully utilize their new knowledge, “whether you serve in the traffic department, immigration, the violent crimes unit, the anti-drug unit or manning a station on an overnight shift, when an incident occurs, the quality of your work can and often times will decide the outcome of the case.” He then reminded the officers, that, “good initial investigations, leads to strong cases.” He advised the officers to share the knowledge with their peers for the good of the Police Service and the county.”
Congratulations were relayed by Commissioner Queeley from Deputy Commissioner Brandy and Assistant Commissioners, James, Mitchell and Hughes.
He also thanked the Bramshill Policing Advisers, the training facilitators for their continued partnership, and thanked Ministry of National Security for the continued commitment to the training thrust. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Mr Osmond Petty also presented remarks.