The United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations concluded its 3-day financial and intelligence training in Guyana at the Guyana Police Force Officers’ Training Centre on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
According to a statement issued by the United States Embassy in Georgetown, the course aimed to provide foreign law enforcement personnel a baseline understanding of how to fully integrate financial intelligence into criminal investigations. Also, to conduct a real world, practical exercise using real financial intelligence information associated with the foreign law enforcement’s investigative subject(s).
Course topics included information on the basic tools needed to uncover the trails of money that support terrorist activity, generated by narcotics cartels, or result from other illegal activities. The goals of the course were to apply financial analysis techniques to improve investigative assessment of intelligence target operations and to prepare financial analyses in the context of critical thinking and structured analytic techniques. Further, the course provided tools and techniques to analyze financial networks that result in the devolvement of actionable intelligence.
Early this year, the United States Ambassador Perry Holloway also handed over remote video training equipment valued at over $23,000 to Guyana Police Force Commissioner Seelall Persaud at the event and pledged his Government’s “support for similar type activities that could ultimately lead to enhancing the security of Caribbean nations.”
The equipment allows for enhanced training opportunities and greater coordination among Caribbean Basin Security Initiative nations. The Initiative is a tailored combination of audiovisual hardware, a secure Learning Management System (LMS) called CBSI-Connect, and connectivity working together to provide participating police academies with the ability to collaborate and share training in a virtual secure environment built exclusively for Caribbean law enforcement.
Current participating countries are Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Suriname, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Guyana.