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Three Simultaneous Training Courses for Police Officers: Adjudicators, Crime Investigators, and Mobile Interdiction Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00

Officers participating in the coursesThree new training courses got underway on Monday, May 13th, at the Belize National Police Training Academy in Belmopan.


The first is a One-Week follow-up Training Course for Adjudicators and Presenters, mainly officers involved in tribunals within the Belize Police Department. Lecturers for this course include attorneys, magistrates and other legal experts, including Assistant Commissioner of Police Keith Lino, who holds an LLB Degree. 

The second is a Two-Day Training Course for members of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, focusing mainly on investigative techniques; intelligence and evidence gathering; and legal interpretations. Lecturers also include seasoned legal experts, including Dinelle Hawke, a full attorney who now heads the Prosecution Branch of the Belize Police Department.

The third is a Training Course for members of the Mobile Interdiction Team (MIT), focusing mainly on defense tactics, and being led by Officer Louis Matute, who has just returned from three weeks of training in Virginia, USA, for which he was recommended after his participation in a crash-course for members of the Mobile Interdiction Team conducted in Belize late last year by US Customs and Border Protection.

Commandant of the Belize National Police Training Academy, Superintendent Lynden Flowers, says all three courses are part of the Belize Police Department’s renewed and expanded Training Plan for 2013, aimed at equipping officers with the essential skills and discipline to execute their jobs in an intelligent and effective manner.