Three new training courses for police officers began yesterday in Belmopan. The first is a One-Week follow-up Training Course for Adjudicators and Presenters, mainly officers involved in tribunals within the Belize Police Department. The second is a Two-Day Training Course for members of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, focusing mainly on investigative techniques; intelligence and evidence gathering; and legal interpretations. And the third Training Course is for members of the Mobile Interdiction Team (MIT), focusing mainly on defense tactics. Commandant of the Belize National Police Training Academy, Superintendent Lynden Flowers, says all three courses are part of the Belize Police Department’s renewed and expanded Training Plan for 2013, aimed at equipping officers with the essential skills and discipline to execute their jobs in an intelligent and effective manner.