PM Douglas Thanks Orange County Sheriff for Assistance

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 11, 2014 (SKNIS): The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has expressed appreciation to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) in Orlando, Florida, for its ongoing support in enhancing the programmes and the skills of the men and women in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF).

In a letter to Sheriff Jerry Demings, Prime Minister the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas thanked the OCSO for providing officers to conduct training and allowing the establishment of programmes such as the Mentoring, Advising, Guiding and Instructing Children (MAGIC) initiative which teaches primary school students about the dangers of drugs, gangs, bullying, guns and others.

The letter was presented to Sheriff Demings by Commissioner Celvin G. Walwyn as well as a picture of the 374 graduates from 15 primary school students in St. Kitts. Sheriff Demings in turn presented a t-shirt used in the OSCO’s programme to be handed over to Prime Minister Douglas.

MAGIC was implemented locally in October 2012 and has been credited in reducing antisocial behaviour among the school population.

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