The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Strategic Review Implementation Team (SRIT) graduated its first batch of trainers, who are expected to lead the charge in improving the level of professionalism and accountability within the Force, Tuesday (August 10).
The 64 trainers received their certification during a graduation ceremony at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston.
Over the last 12 months, 80 per cent of JCF managerial staff has been trained in leadership and staff development. They are expected to lead a structured process of training police rank and file officers.
Director of Business Development and Communication at the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), Glynis Salmon (right), presents a plaque to Team Leader of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Strategic Review Implementation Team (SRIT), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Novelette Grant (right), during a certification ceremony for 64 trainers at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, Tuesday (August 10). The training programme, aimed at improving professionalism within the police force, was delivered by MIND.
Team Leader of SRIT, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Novelette Grant, noted that police personnel operate in a dynamic environment where needs and expectations change, and this calls for greater responsiveness and accountability from the JCF.
“Our responsibility is to work with you, to transform the organisation into a professional service that is respected and trusted by the people of Jamaica,” she told the trainers. She added that part of that responsibility was the reinforcement of ethical standards among police personnel.
She pointed to several training manuals prepared by the SRIT, which deal with topics such as ethics, human rights and firearms policy, customer service and domestic violence, and charged them to abide by the standards set out in the guides.
Participant in the programme, Inspector Nadine Grant-Brown, expressed thanks to SRIT for organising the training sessions and gave a commitment, on behalf of her colleagues, to help to transform the Jamaica Constabulary Force “in a new era of policing”.
Director of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Community Empowerment and Transformation Project (COMET), Bertrant Laurent, presents Julett Williams Watson with her certificate, after she completed a training programme aimed at improving professionalism within the police force, during a graduation ceremony Tuesday (August 10), at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. Sixty-four persons graduated from the programme organised by the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Strategic Review Implementation Team (SRIT).
Another participant, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Wayne Cameron, delivered a charge to his fellow graduates.
“I implore you to adopt the good principles of a trainer. Strive to improve your competencies, strive also to be intrinsically motivated and, above all, be performance driven,” he urged.
The programme was funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Community Empowerment and Transformation Project (COMET) and delivered by the Management Institute for National development (MIND).