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GPF ranks to receive counter-terrorism training in Russia

first_img– as more Police Officers set to receive overseas trainingCabinet has given approval for several police officers to participate in training programmes overseas, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced on Thursday.He said Cabinet has given approval for members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to participate in training courses in modern forms and methods of counteraction against terrorism and extremism. Minister Harmon said, “This forms part of (the) overall thrust of the Government to build capacity within the Guyana Police Force and to ensure also that the skillset of our police officers continues to improve.”Assistant Police Superintendents Mitchell Caesar, Wayne DeHarte and Simeon Reid are slated to attend a training course to be held in Russia from April 15 to September 25, 2017. This course will address issues related to terrorism and extremism, counteraction against narcotics and psychotropic substances, and the organisation of units to combat economic crimes.Cabinet has also approved Guyana’s participation in a cooperation project hosted by the Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Centre in Jamaica.Minister Harmon has said this course seeks to boost the capacity of countries along the regional cocaine trafficking transportation route to combat maritime trafficking in a coordinative manner. Corporal Higgins of the GPF will be participating in this course.Over the past two years, members of the GPF have benefited from participation in more than 200 overseas training courses. The GPF’s 2017 training schedule includes improving ranks’ capacity in training subordinate officers and inspectors with facilitation skills to increase standardisation across the Force.Some of the recent training police officers have received include training to handle domestic violence cases, conduct trafficking-in-persons cases, training in the ‘use of force’, leadership, and cyber-security and cybercrime.last_img read more

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