Police officers update skills
May 12, 2006
Police officers update skills

Protocol has been established!

Police officials in the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force attended a training seminar on Protocol last Friday at the Fisheries Department conference room.

Commissioner of Police, Keith Miller said that he is not satisfied with the performance at the station office and highlighted that the officers should always act in a professional manner.{{more}} Miller further added that he has a responsibility to every policeman in the Police Force to bring each of them up to standard. The commissioner urged the officers to take the training seriously and look at it as a U-turn in the right direction.

Facilitator of the training session, cabinet secretary and author of the book, “Protocol and you,” Brendon Browne, tackled topics such as decorum and tact. He said that officers should never overlook protocol and that they must continue to strive for excellence. In a brief interview with SEARCHLIGHT Browne mentioned that the training session was to help officers enhance their relationship with the public. “The police should be seen as a friend of the public and not an enemy,” said Browne.

He said protocol is just good manners codified and being sensitive about other people. “Ignorance of it could cause unintentional offenses and lapses,” remarked Browne.

So far this year similar workshops have been conducted throughout the public service with more than 200 public servants.