Miller wants suitable new  location for Training School
June 10, 2011
Miller wants suitable new location for Training School

Recognising that they operate in sub-standard conditions, Commissioner of Police Keith Miller has said that efforts are being made to find a suitable location for the Police Training School, presently housed at the Old Montrose Police Station.{{more}}

Miller gave the assurance at the 30th passing out parade of the Training School on Thursday,

June 2.

“…Although the learning environment at the institution is not appropriate for our expected standards, we continue to operate as best as we can,” Miller said.

The Commissioner said recruits should exist in an environment which is free from certain external influence and interference.

Miller pointed out that Course 30, which involved 54 recruits, has brought the number of persons trained at the Old Montrose Police Training School since 1979 to approximately 1440. He mentioned that over the past five years, 327 recruits have been trained at the school.

Miller warned the recruits that their sojourn as police officers will be a “challenging” one. “…You will be provoked and tested, criticised and ridiculed, but you have to be prepared to be good professionals at all times. Always remember to work within the framework of the laws of SVG and let professionalism be the hallmark of your career,” Miller urged.

On hand to deliver the Graduation address, Country Manager of LIME Angus Steele said technology is also important to police to effectively execute their duties, since the same technology is being used by criminals and persons wishing to disturb our national security in various ways. “We must, therefore, use technology to stay ahead to fight crime within our society and to combat cross border activity,” Steele said.

He implored the new police officers to keep abreast of what is happening around them and learn about new developments in technology.