Regional Security System (RSS) Conducts Advanced Patrol Course In St. Kitts

On Friday 28th November 2014 at 10:00 am, a graduation ceremony was hosted by Custom and Excise Department at their Conference room in Bird Rock. In attendance were Special Advisor in the Anti Crime Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister Office, Dr. Norgen Wilson; Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley; Lt. Colonel Patrick Wallace, Commander of St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force; Lt Col James Requena and other representatives of RSS, Major Comrie of the St. Kitts Nevis Coast Guard, Commandant Lionel Moore of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Training School, Inspector Travis Rogers, Commander of the Drug Squad and SSU, and other Gazetted Officers of the Police Force.

A course overview was provided by the Course Officer W01 Christopher Blenman who stated that the course was conducted within four weeks at different locations within the Federation. This course was funded by the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and coordinated by Narcotic Affairs Section (NAS) of the US Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados. RSS Training began on Monday 3rd November 2014 at the Camp Springfield hosted by St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force and ventured to other locations, namely Frigate Bay, Fisheries Complex and forest areas in Saddlers and Nevis. Many topics were covered within these four weeks, such as Assessment of Weapons, Map Reading and Navigation, Water Flotation Device Training and plenty of physical training such as endurance runs, just to name a few. Not only did the participants of the RSS Training Institute Advanced Patrol Course 1/2014 work hard, they also had little time to play. It was duly noted that participants were treated to an island tour of St. Kitts and had a memorable time with each other. Most importantly, there were no major injuries reported during the period of the course

ACP Queeley
ACP Queeley

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley congratulated all the participants who successfully completed RSS Training Advanced Patrol Course without major injuries. He reminded Offices to always trust their compass and encouraged them to apply techniques learned to enhance their professional and personal development. He highlighted the importance of networking and most importantly, communication among each other. He ended his speech by congratulating those who successfully completed the course and having completed this training, must now pass on the knowledge to those who would follow in an effort to ensure continued succession continues.

Commander Patrick Wallace also congratulated the graduates of the course. Communication among members of the RSS training was highly promoted to assure success in future operations that might be held in participants home countries.

The RSS Director of Planning, Lt Col James Requena, provided the audience with clear understanding on the mission of such a training and how it is essential for law enforcement agencies.

Const Kerry Charles of The Royal Grenada Police Force, thanked the Defence Force, Sgt. Edwards and Sgt Myers, instructors from Police Training School, Commander of Police Training School, Supt. Moore, and Coast Guard, for their hospitality. He thanked the RSS Training Institute Staff for their knowledge and skills passed on, along with appreciation rendered to the Government of St.Kitts for hosting this year RSS Training Institute.

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