Officers urged to incorporate modern technology in policing

first_img Tweet Share Share LocalNews Officers urged to incorporate modern technology in policing by: – December 13, 2013 13 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Barbadian, Gerald PhillipPolice officers in the Caribbean region must employ greater technological skills in the execution of their duties, facilitator of a four day syllabus orientation workshop for seventeen (17) law enforcement officers in Dominica has said. Barbadian, Gerald Phillip told the closing ceremony of the Regional Security System Police Recruit Syllabus orientation workshop number 3 of 2013, on Friday December 13, 2013, that the use of technology is crucial as criminals are well equipped with it.“Technology not just in delivery but in practice and policing in the region must assume greater technology and ICT must break some of those frontiers”.Eleven (11) Dominican police officers and six officers from the Royal St Lucia Police Force participated in the workshop. Phillip noted that it is “challenging to the deliver a syllabus” that does not have a “strong information technology component whilst the criminal forces out there have it at their disposal”. Eleven (11) Dominican police officers and six officers from the Royal St Lucia Police Force participated in the workshopHe stated that the delivery of police officers both at the RSS and individual police force levels are improved “to ensure that the academics deliver the type of training for the 21st century for a change in terms of the way we do policing”. He said it is time that the criticisms pertaining to the way police officers undertake their duty be a thing of the past. “We want to improve, not just the way we deliver instruction to our recruits but also to encourage them to think critically on their feet to address problems, analyze them and come up with solutions”.Throughout the region, he said, “there is a need to improve our delivery”. Phillip also pointed out that there is need for change in curriculum and standardization for police officers. Director of training and Assistant Commissioner of police at the RSS, Dominican Yvonne“The entire training process must be looked at again divorcing it from tradition and the weight that hold down tradition and encouraging the proliferation and indeed the compulsory delivery of technology,” he noted. Meanwhile, director of training and assistant commissioner of police at the RSS Dominican Yvonne Alexander said the police forces in the region cannot continue to utilize outdated technology and methodologies in their approach to training law enforcement personnel. “The Regional Security Systems continues to adapt to meet the ever changing needs of our member states, hence the establishment of the RSS with a mandate to build the capacity of our law enforcement personnel through the delivery of standardized high quality training”. She said in an effort the meet the needs of the member states, RSS has now transcended to provide other capacity training, one of the initiatives being the development of a syllabus for training of supervisors. “We have also moved into proving crime scene first responders training. All these training efforts are with a view to building the capacity of our security forces personnel, thus ensuring our ability to affect the issues of crime and security with greater levels of efficiency and effectiveness,” Alexander said.[nggallery id = 431]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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