#Providenciales, October 25, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – It is week one at the Regional Police Training Centre in Barbados for the eight Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force District Constables who were promoted to the rank of Recruit Constables following a successful competency-based interview assessment.
Jherry Seide, Sinartra Handfield, Janefer Stubbs, Marc Kendy Charles, Shavern Ingham, Stanley Been, Isaac Isreal and Marvin Rolle are at the start of a six months Police Training Certification Program, that has been jointly designed by the Regional Police Training Centre in Barbados and the Barbados Community College.
Commissioner of Police, Trevor Botting said, “We are proud that these Officers have stepped up to the challenge to serve the Community. Staff development is important for the Executive Team and we support these Officers 100 percent. We are proud to have invested in these future senior leaders and will continue to invest in staff across the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force”.
This training comes on the heels of funding by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government for an additional 20 Officers, and the addition of four new Police Recruit and eight District Constables who are currently at the orientation stages.
Commissioner Botting said Recruitment and training is a strategic priority for the Executive Team. He added, “Investing in those who are willing to put the public first and keeping the Turks and Caicos Islands safe has been a priority since my appointment to Commissioner, as I am trying to create a workforce that is open to new ideas and techniques where we embrace intelligence and evidence-based approachesto solving crimes”.
The group who left the island on October 18th, 2019 will complete their training in May 2020 and return to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force to take up duties.
Release: TCI Police