By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter
Police officers from the Belmopan, San Ignacio and Benque Viejo police formations on Saturday completed a refresher course on policing, through the initiative of San Ignacio businesswoman, Nefretery Nancy Marin.
Marin facilitated the event, which was conducted by Peace Officers International (POI) President, Randy Green. Course subjects included arrest procedure and techniques, officer survival, ethics, community policing,
self defense, and coping with stress.
Green is a seasoned training expert who has has taught more than 80,000 police officers in about 20 countries patrol techniques, self defense, how to properly use weapons, and ethics.
Marin expressed that she deemed this training necessary because she feels some officers are not adequately trained in tactics and professional ethics, hence, they can be abusive in their attempt to arrest or detain suspects.
She plans to make the training available every year.