Community engagement remains a key pillar in police training

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 13, 2019 (SKNIS)

Enhanced community policing is a key component of the ongoing success of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force in ensuring citizen security and safety. Instructors preparing the 31 recruits of Course 43 have stressed the value of this important concept to the men and women poised to carry on the work of the noble agency.“During my opening speech to the recruits, I mentioned that community policing will be one of our pillows that we will sleep on during the training.

The community-focused initiative was based on five key elements: Community mapping to identify policing risk; Increased visibility and familiarity of police officers; Problem-solving with the community to identify priorities; Effective and inclusive communication with the community; and Offering diversion and educational programmes.

 

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