11 RAPF probationers return after thirty weeks of training

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New Probationers with Acting Commissioner Elliot Forbes and Acting Deputy Commissioner Allan Coppin.

ANGUILLA–The Royal Anguilla Police Force (RAPF) is eleven police officers stronger with the return of the recently trained group of eleven officers who were at the Regional Police Training Centre in Barbados for the past thirty weeks.

Accompanied by Sergeant 59 Kenneth Millette during the training, the group was exposed to various subjects in police discipline as well as local statutes, constitutional law, sociology and civil law. A great deal of time was also spent in physical training, self-defence and firearm training.

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Commissioner of Police Paul Morrison, who attended the graduation ceremony in Barbados on Thursday, March 1, said, “I was very impressed with the performance of the officers during their graduation ceremony. I was also impressed with the report that was given on the officers by the administration at the Regional Police Training Centre.”

During this week the officers are participating in a one-week training programme. Next week they will be attached to one of the four Beat and Patrol Shifts where they will work with a team of officers under the supervision of a sergeant as first responders.

The new officers will remain on probation for the next three years during which time they will participate in various training programmes and attachments to other departments to assist with their overall development.

Since returning to the island they have visited Force Chaplain Bishop Errol Brooks, Governor Tim Foy, the Prison and the Legislative Assembly.

Woman Police Constable (WPC) 114 Janille Browne was awarded the Commandant’s Trophy and Baton of Honour as well as the title of Best Recruit for Course 141.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/74431-11-rapf-probationers-return-after-thirty-weeks-of-training

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