The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force has broadened its pool of crime scene investigators.
Nine members of the local constabulary have graduated after successfully participating in the “Introduction to Crime Scene Photography, Identifying and Recovery of Fingerprints 1/18”.
The successful participants are Sergeant Juanna Holder and Constables Colville Frederick, Desborn Douglas, Eclan Glasgow, Sean Roache, Devon Horne, Elroy Quammie, Esron Simmons and Ken-I Diamond.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Carlos Sampson praised course coordinator, Station Sergeant Brian Archibald, for conceptualising the programme and for training the police officers in the specialisation.
Sampson said he would like to see more law enforcement officers who have been trained in highly skilled areas coming forward to train their fellow officers.
Delivering remarks, Archibald said: “This training, I can assure you, will be effective in advancing our efforts in fighting crime in a more professional and effective manner and allow for more of our officers to be equipped with the necessary knowledge to perform their duties.”
The programme, which ran from Feb. 19-28, covered the following topics: laws relating to fingerprints; history of fingerprinting; fingerprinting system; theory of powering, lifting, continuity and security; photograph, fingerprint exercises; fingerprint recovery; fingerprinting cadavers; ten prints and health and safety/crime scene.