Chief Instructor Inspector Paul Laville says changes made over the years, to the new Police recruits training syllabus, embraces global concerns.
Speaking at the 32nd graduation ceremony of 39 new police officers at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on Wednesday, he pointed to some of the changes globally.
“Crimes have become more sophisticated and complex and as a result, the recruit syllabus had to undergo changes in order to deal with these changes,” he said.
Laville said the syllabus and the police training school had been extended to include subjects such as Sociology, Psychology, Human Rights and Internal Security, to name a few.
He said a compact six months’ syllabus was developed, and the course designed to provide police recruits with the necessary skills, knowledge and competences required to discharge their functions as police officers. He said the course had other functions.
“To build their self-confidence and their ability to deal with the general public, to instil discipline and enhance their standard of physical fitness, to provide a strong understanding of the role of the police in our society and to mould recruits into a cohesive group and instil in them the quality of character and values necessary for good police work,” he explained.
He said the aim and objective of the course was to produce confidence, efficient, professional police officers who will deliver effective and quality service to the public.
Inspector Laville noted, “In order to equip those 39 recruits before you today with the required skills, knowledge and competences, the course covered a wide range of police and other related subjects,” “It was delivered by way of tutorials, group work, problem solving exercises, role play, scenarios, discussions, demonstrations and practises.”
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