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Lawmen in SKN undergo international passenger interdiction training

Law Enforcement Officers completed a one-week training course, which ran from September 16th to the 20th 2019. Thus, lawmen are more knowledgeable in the area of International Passenger Interdiction at International Airports.

The course was conducted using the CBSI-Connect Learning Management System, which allows for training to be conducted in several territories simultaneously through an internet connection. CBSI-Connect is a project, which is funded by the American people under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).

Participants were from the Police Force, the Customs and Excise Department and Immigration. The training was designed for law enforcement officials to improve the ability of front-line officers at international airports, to intercept illicit cross-border activities of both goods and people.

Local Course Facilitator, Ivor Wrensford, said that the training will aid in the establishment of a network for information sharing and support.

The officers now have additional skills and knowledge as border security officials with a specific focus on interviewing and targeting, and now have the tools to better detect, arrest and prosecute persons involved in illicit cross-border activities. Some of the areas of focus during the course were passenger selectivity, behavioral analysis and interviewing techniques, interrogation techniques, post seizure analysis, airport searches and integrity.