Nine Dominican officers complete survival training

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 81 Views   no discussions LocalNews Nine Dominican officers complete survival training by: – September 27, 2013 Tweetcenter_img Share Share The officers were trained to survive in a hostile environment.Nine Dominican Police officers are among 18 who are better trained to survive in a hostile environment. Five officers from the Royal Antigua and Barbuda Police Force, four from the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force and the Dominican officers received their certificates at a graduation ceremony on Friday, 27th September.The officers participated in the Regional Security System’s (RSS) Survival Course Number Two for 2013 which commenced on September 16 and wrapped up today. The aim of the course was to assess the ability and resourcefulness of the participants to survive and operate in a hostile environment with limited logistical man power support for a prolonged period.The course was divided into two phases; the jungle phase and the survival phase, where the participants were required to survive on what the environment had to offer for three days. Participants were introduced to a number of training modules which included subjects such as shelter construction and physical training among others. Course officer, assistant superintendent of police at the RSS, Tyrone White said the completion of the course marks the end of “a very hard, intense and compact training program”. “The course was meant to be hard but not insurmountable. To the students you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith and therefore it is only fitting that you should receive your just rewards,” he said. Meanwhile, permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Steve Hyacinth described the training course as timely and necessary in what may have been dangerous circumstances. “Having navigated this terrain of Dominica which is not an easy one to do, you are now better prepared to and can consider yourself a master in your art. The officers, having received this training, in my view are better prepared to execute search and rescue operation in the jungle in the event of any incident,” he said. He urged the officers to use their skills to handle future situations with a high level of efficiency and effectiveness. Hyacinth said his ministry will continue to partner with the police in the fight against crime “and to ensure our boarders and region remain safe”. The training which was conducted in Dominica was supported by the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the United States Embassy and the Regional Security System Headquarters. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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