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RTCIPF Recruits Proceed on Training

The recruits are pictured in this photo with Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rodney Adams (seated at centre in all black), along with other members of the RTCIPF.

Eighteen locally hired recruits 10 males and eight females - left the Turks and Caicos Islands to be trained programme in Freeport, Grand Bahama, which started Friday, February 3.

The initial police training programme consists of 22 weeks of training and lectures. Topics to be covered include; Laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Criminal Investigations, Patrol Procedures, Self-defense, Traffic Control, Firearms, Physicals, Precision Drills, and Driving Skills.

Accompanying the recruits will be Inspector Delton Robinson, a seasoned investigator with over 16 years of policing experience in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Speaking with the recruits ahead of their departure , Training Manager Mrs. Odessa Forbes advised the recruits to remain focus having started their professional career.

“Set goals on what you wish to accomplish both personal and those that will benefit the organization on your return. Identify what needs to be done and prepare yourself mentally to achieve those goals.

“ Support each other and in times of need , be there for each other…and in times of need lend your colleague (s) a helping hand. No officer should be left behind, even if you have to push him over the finish line. You are representing yourselves, the RTCIPF and the TCI”.

Delivering a brief address, acting Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams called on the recruits to always give their best.

“Upon completion of your training , you return to the TCI to serve the people to the best of your ability”.

Also in attendance were Human Resource Manager Rex Swann, Sgt Kevin Clarke and Insp Delton Robinson.

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