Some members of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVP) were engaged in a Small Unit Security Tactical Operation Training programme at the Argyle Fire Station last month.
The March 29 to April 1 programme was “part of continuing efforts to equip the members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force with the requisite training and skills to efficiently execute their duties,” a release from the police states.
The training was facilitated by the 3rd Squadron 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade Team 6321 from the US Armed Forces. The team was headed by Captain (CPT) Martin A. Suarez. Other members of the team were: Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Patrick G. Salas, SSGT Brian A. Hedrick, Sergeant (SGT) Stephen J Spinogatti and SGT Jeremy M Kerr.
Participants were exposed to theory and practical exercises including: Support to Civil Authorities; Crowd control; Detainee OPs; non-Lethal use of force; Urban Personnel Checkpoint and Tactical movement as a unit.
The participants also conducted practical exercises on Urban Operations, Crowd/Riot Control, Civil Disorder, Building Clearance and Pistol Disarmament.
A closing ceremony was held on Friday, April 1 at which participants were presented with a certificate of participation by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Ronald Benjamin, Head of the Argyle Fire Station.
In delivering brief remarks, Director of Training within the RSVGPF, Lieutenant William Theobalds expressed sincere gratitude and appreciation to CPT Martin A. Suarez and his team for delivering the training which was said to be timely.