Prosecutors’ Training Course held in Belmopan

The Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, including the Fisheries Department and Municipal Traffic, are taking part in a Prosecutors’ Training Course. The course is being conducted at the National Police Training Academy in Belmopan and is aimed at improving the effectiveness of the Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in Belize. Commandant of the National Police Training Academy, Superintendent Lynden Flowers, shared what the course entails.

Superintendent Lyden Flowers:
vlcsnap-2013-04-22-19h37m19s88It covers Introduction to Prosecution as well as formulating charges and presenting a case in Court, all the process that comes with that, what is needed in a report, when you are representing, how to brief a witness or your police officer who will be witnesses in Court.   

Superintendent Flowers also spoke about the importance of law enforcement agencies receiving such training at a time like this.

Superintendent Lyden Flowers:
It is very important for our Police, and the different agencies that are taking alleged perpetrators or persons you suspect to have committed a crime or an offense, to be able to properly present that case in Court. It is very timely for a lot of the different organizations, [as] we see more and more people are taking persons to Court.

vlcsnap-2013-04-22-19h28m52s132A component of the course will also assist Sergeants and Corporals with internal presentation of cases against police officers in the tribunal. The two-week training course started today and concludes next week Friday. Over 25 persons are participating in the training.

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