The Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force has been taking steps to tackle the incidence of sexual offences on the island.
On Friday 1st December, some 27 female members of the local Constabulary concluded two weeks of training. The closing ceremony took place at the Police Training School, under the theme: “Empowering Police Women in the Workplace”.
The training was aimed at ensuring, that female Police Officers are equipped with the requisite skills needed, to perform efficiently in their various departments and stations.
The course sensitised each participant to the sensitive nature of sexual offences. It also focused on topics which were designed to produce an acute awareness of the officer’s ability to investigate these crimes, as well as to ensure the emotional well being of the victim.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Frankie Joseph, while delivering his keynote address, emphasised the importance of the training and urged the participants to always be openminded when dealing with victims of sexual offences.
Remarks also came from, Course Co-ordinator, Trevor Bailey, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), who said that he was pleased with the performance and work ethic of the female officers.