On January 19th, 2018 Twenty five (25) non-commissioned Officers (NCO) of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force completed a one week NCO Development course, which ran from 15th to 19th of January 2018, and hosted at the Old Montrose Police Training School.
The course catered to NCOs from the rank of Corporal (Cpl) to Station Sergeants (S/Sgt) from various Stations and departments of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.
The purpose of the course was to train the officers in various areas that would allow them to function as leaders in the constabulary. The closing ceremony was held under the theme, “Equipping officers to better serve the public and the organisation.”
In attendance were The Commissioner of Police (Acting), Mr. Collin John, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Acting), Mr. Frankie Joseph and other senior officers of the ranks and file.
Commissioner of Police (Ag), Mr Collin John delivering the keynote address, admonished the course participants of the importance of effective leadership and reminded each NCO of the saying “To whom much is given much is expected”.
He continued to implore that all the training they received would be useless if they did not apply what was thought to their various stations and departments, and teach their junior officers what they learnt.
Course coordinator, Assistant Superintendant of Police (ASP) Trevor Bailey in his remarks, gave an overview of the course, which focused on areas such as, Points to Prove offences, Station Management and Sexual Offences.
He described that each student challenged the lecturers and that he expected a positive outcome as result of the training, especially in the performance and quality of service that each NCO provides and a remarkable change in the quality of serve from the officers they would lead.
Training is at the top of the agenda for the hierarchy of the RSVPF, and the organisation continues to provide the relevant training to Senior and Junior members of constabulary.