The RCIPS Community Policing Unit delivered the first Crime Prevention Workshop for 2020 to Security Officers at National Security Services Limited last week. The workshop spanned five days and was facilitated by Sergeant Cornelius Pompey and Constable Christopher Donaldson. The workshop was divided into three main categories: the role of security officers, crime prevention through environmental design and robbery awareness.
Sergeant Pompey, who initiated the workshop, says the intent is to conduct the workshop again for other local businesses and community groups. “The workshop provides participants with pertinent information and training to enable them to manage their personal safety needs, to safeguard life and property, and to better equip them with information that is vital to their day-to-day lives,” says PS Pompey.
“The RCIPS was able to raise the awareness of crime prevention though this five-day training and I look forward to continuing this with other entities,” added PC Donaldson, echoing PS Pompey’s sentiments.
Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks for Uniform and Specialist Operations, offered his appreciation to the Community Policing Unit for taking this initiative to a higher level. Speaking at the short ceremony, he urged the participants to be vigilant at all times. “Unfortunately, crime does happen and the police cannot combat this alone. Your training over the past week will further assist you in your professional development, and we are confident that building this partnership will assist the RCIPS in the reduction and detection of crime in our islands,” A/Supt Ebanks said.
Managing Director of National Security Services Limited, Wayne Bellefonte, thanked the police for the knowledge imparted to his employees. “I am extremely grateful for this training and look forward to a unified approach between the RCIPS and the Security Officers in fighting crime in these islands.”
The Community Policing Unit will be involved in similar workshops in the near future with various security services and businesses. If you are interested in organising a Crime Prevention Workshop for your business, contact PS Pompey at 917-8044, or contact your local community officer.