Cops in court class

| 26/03/2009

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) said that it is making the most of its new training centre at Governor’s Square. With assistance from the Legal Department a course relating to case file completion and statement writing for the courts is currently underway for regular police officers. This course aims to refresh and update officer’s knowledge on the important work needed for the court room to help with successful prosections.

 “We have a great training facility here at Governors Square and we’re taking full advantage of it,” said Inspector White head of the Training Department.  “We’re doing everything we can to reach all staff, including carrying out courses on evenings and weekends so that it fits in around officers working hours.”

Auxiliary Constables who work at the Court House recently took part in a week long course that covered all aspects of conflict resolution. Inspector White said the course was designed to help staff meet the day to day challenges of working in an atmosphere which can be subject to areas of potential conflict. The course contained scenarios and role plays relevant to their roles and examined potential situations that could occur and the appropriate courses of action that could be taken in such a situation.

Anyone interested in a career with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service should visit the police website at www.rcips.ky.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I think  that officers should be taught to tell the truth no matter what, and to say what they remember and not what they believe. I was in court last week where a officer told the court that on his arrival to the scene the defendant was disorderly  but when questioned by the attorney concerning his written statement  which stated the the defendant was very calm and cooperative on his arrival stated he did not know why he said it in his statement and said something different in court. One’s behavior would be crucial and should be impossible to forget. In instances like this there should  be consequences for officers who commit perjury.