A month of capacity-building training to help Trinidad and Tobago’s national security agencies combat firearm-related crimes was officially launched yesterday.
The project involves an executive-level training seminar on forensic ballistics intelligence, as part of a joint initiative between the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and the British High Commission.
Over the next two weeks, this cross-agency partnership will provide national law enforcement with training and dialogue on, Forensic ballistics intelligence, Firearms tracing, Restoration of firearm serial numbers, Inter-institutional roundtable meetings and a pilot study to enhance timely production of ballistics intelligence
During the inaugural activity, which was held at the Police Administration Building on Monday, 28 executives and senior officials from national security agencies in Trinidad and Tobago attended a high-level seminar to discuss the importance of strategic ballistics intelligence and how it can be used in effective law enforcement investigations and prosecutions.
Participants came from the executive level of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and senior management levels at the Forensic Science Centre, Customs, the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) and the Ministry of National Security (International Affairs Unit, Office of Law Enforcement Policy).