St. Kitts – Nevis Police To Receive Anti-terrorism Training

Anti-terrorism Training
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Advanced Interview Techniques To Be Taught

Basseterre, St.Kitts – Nevis
March 30th 2009

Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr.Stafford Liburd, officially declared a one week training course on interviewing terrorists, at the Marriott Hotel.  The course which runs from March 30th to April 4th is sponsored by the United States Government, and facilitated by the Office of Anti-terrorism Assistane (ATA).  The ATA was formed as a major initiative against international terrorism and provides training and related assistance to law enforcement and security services worldwide.

In addressing the opening ceremony Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Supt. Ivor Blake, said the Ministry of National Security is committed to provide the relevant training opportunities to the members of our security forces to provide them with the skills, tools and resources necessary to carry out their duties on a daily basis in order that they can deliver the professional services to the communities and the country they serve.  He said further, the development of the human resource capacity  has been one of governments focus and the Ministry intends to achieve this with the collaboration and support first of local stakeholders, of friendly governments such as the United States and other governments, organisations both regionally and internationally.

In declaring the course open, Deputy Commissioner Liburd said that 911 has shook the world, re-arranged modes and means of travel, and drastically changed our experience at airports.  He said further, that terrorism threatens security globally, and as the Caribbean region depends largely on tourism for its economic survival, it is imperative that a safe and friendly environment be maintained.  He reminded participants that they must vigorously protect our nations, but they must do so within the ambit of the law, even though terrorists, who are criminals, do not play by any rules.  He welcomed the visitors to the Federation and wished them an enjoyable stay.

Twenty-four police officers from around the region, including six (6) from St. Kitts-Nevis are attending the course.


1 thought on “St. Kitts – Nevis Police To Receive Anti-terrorism Training”

  1. Seriously? Sept. 11, 2001 was 8 YEARS AGO and you mean to tell me that the Federation’s Force is just now receiving training in “anti-terrorism?!” Oh wait, only SIX officers are receiving training……. *roll eyes*

    WHAT THE FEDERATION’S FORCES NEED IS TRAINING ON HOW TO HANDLE THE WANNA-BE GANG MEMBERS.

    WHAT THE FEDERATION’S FORCES NEED IS TRAINING ON HOW TO ESTABLISH COMMUNITY POLICING TO ASSIST THEM WITH CRIME IN THE PARISHES.

    WHAT THE FEDERATION NEEDS IS ORGANIZATIONS THAT OFFER TEENS PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES, JOB TRAINING AND COUNSELING REGARDING COLLEGE/CAREER CHOICES TO HELP KEEP THEM STAY FOCUSED ON THEIR FUTURE AND INSTILL IN THEM A SENSE OF PRIDE ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THEIR COUNTRY INSTEAD OF THEM WANDERING AROUND AIMLESSLY OR ENTERTAINING THEMSELVES WITH SEX, TEMPO TV AND JOINING GANGS.

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