On Friday, February 26, U.S. Ambassador Linda S. Tagliatela joined Acting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith in recognizing the successful conclusion of an embassy-sponsored one-week Homicide Course.
The 25 graduates, investigators from the ranks of the Royal Barbados Police Force and Regional Security System, were exposed to a checklist approach to investigative standards. These easy-to-follow checklists assure adequate investigative attention is consistently demonstrated by three audiences—the investigator, the investigative supervisor and the first responder. The Embassy’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), expanding upon another police partnership in addressing Domestic Violence, assembled the necessary expertise into a training team comprised of a retired FBI agent as a facilitator and two experienced Homicide detectives from the city of Seattle, Washington.
In remarks delivered to the graduates at the Royal Barbados Police Force Headquarters, Ambassador Taglialatela emphasized the important role of bridging the gap between the classroom and professional practice: “…the responsibility to put this training into practice is squarely on your shoulders.”