By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Thirty-five members of the Guyana Police Force today (Friday, June 20), completed and graduated from a five day training programme in interrogation and interview techniques conducted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
The training which started on June 16 and was conducted at the Police Training Centre Camp Street, Georgetownwas funded by the United States Government under theCaribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).
Those Police Officers who completed the training are expected to go back to work with a better theoretical and practical knowledge on modern interviewing and interrogation techniques and investigating criminal activities.
Senior Superintendent of the Guyana Police Force Training Centre, Paul Williams expressed appreciation for the training. He said while the training programmes are timely, there was need for necessary equipment to compliment the training.
Meanwhile, U.S Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt said the programme was another signal of his government’s commitment to work together to combat transnational criminal activities.
He pointed out too that the FBI training courses represents a continuation of other successful training efforts over the past year.
“To ensure a safer and more prosperous environment for our citizens we must continue to work with all stakeholders within Guyana and with other countries throughout the region to build capacity to deal with transnational threats.”
The training coincides with several allegations against police officers of cruel and inhumane interviewing and interrogation techniques.