Thirty-six traffic ranks drawn from the various Regional Police Divisions today Monday, June 15, 2020, commenced a one-week training in Licensing and Certifying which will be conducted at the Police Officers’ Training Centre, Camp Road, Eve-Leary in keeping with the COVID-19 guidelines.

The training coordinated by Traffic Chief, Senior Superintendent Linden Isles will see the ranks focusing on topics such as: – Financial Regulations; Goods Transportation License; Provision as to Physical Fitness and Application for Drivers’ License; Issuing of Competence; Workshop License; Road Engineering; CCTV Footage and Registrations among others.

Declaring the course open and giving brief remarks, Deputy Commissioner ‘Administration’ Paul Williams, urged the participants to set an example .

In fact, he told them, “You cannot have your vehicles in the station compound with tint and then asking persons to remove theirs, you must lead by example. He also implored upon the ranks to be good record keepers, accountable, responsible, not to be compromised, to execute their duties within the confines of the law and to have a vicarious appetite for reading.”

Williams who has a wealth of experience in the field of Licensing and Certifying, having served for over 13 years, reminded the ranks not to abuse their powers when being challenged. Instead, he urged them to listen and use their knowledge gained to respond to challenges and reiterated that there is nothing like knowledge.

In attendance were Force Training Officer, Superintendent Shivpersaud Bacchus; Deputy Traffic Chief, Deputy Superintendent Joseph Jack; Traffic Education Officer, Assistant Superintendent Raun Clarke and Course Coordinator, Cadet Officer Stephen Harris.


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