The Regional Security System Training Institute was established in November 2011 with funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).

The Institute comprises a Secretariat which is located at the RSS Headquarters, Paragon, Christ Church, Barbados. The Secretariat is headed by an Institute Manager. The RSS Director of Training provides supervisory control of the RSS TI.

 

The RSS TI is also supported by the following three Committees:

  • The Executive Committee which provides strategic direction for the institute
  • The Practice Committee which has responsibility for establishing the policies, procedures and guidelines
  • The Education Committee which has responsible for developing, reviewing and assessing the training standards, developing quality assurance processes, reviewing the existing best practices and implementing the training.

INTRODUCTION

The Socio-economic and political development of a country is contingent on the country’s ability to create and maintain stability. Maintenance of such stability is inextricably linked to the maintenance of law and order which can largely be achieved through the efficient efforts of Law Enforcement and security agencies.

Research regarding the dilemmas of the Law Enforcement Agencies of the RSS Member States has highlighted many similar problems that can be addressed through regional training. While the establishment of the Regional Security System Training Institute cannot solely extirpate all the challenges which inhibit the proper functioning of the Law Enforcement Agencies in the RSS Member States, it is certainly a step in the right direction with regard to the solutions for long-term restructuring of these Agencies, with a view to improving efficiency.

To this end, the RSS Training Institute was established in October 2011 to service the unique needs of the RSS Member States. The establishment of the Institute has ushered in renewed vigor and ideas including, a reduction in the levels of disparity as it pertains to knowledge and skills, facilitation of regional cooperation on security issues, and importantly, significant reduction in the total cost for training.

The Institute seeks to standardize training across RSS Member States resulting in a more structured response to the issues of crime, security and other threats to our region and ultimately affecting crime and instability in more meaningful ways.

INSTITUTE VISION AND MISSION

In executing its Mandate, the Institute is also guided by the RSS Corporate Plan 2010 – 2020, the Report of the Training Needs Assessment conducted in RSS Member States in 2009/2010, the ever changing crime and security environment, and the expressed needs of RSS Member State Security Forces.

To this end, the Institute provides a wide range of Law Enforcement Training under the following thematic areas:

Leadership Development to include:

  • Executive Leadership
  • Staff and Command
  • Supervisory Management

Para Military to include:

  • Basic Para Military
  • Jungle Navigation/Patrol and Survival
  • Internal Security and Crowd Management

Criminal Investigative Techniques to include:

  • Crime Scene Technicians/Investigators
  • Crime Scene First Responders
  • Cyber Crime
  • Hostage Negotiations/Crisis Negotiation
  • Sexual Assault Investigation
  • Domestic Violence Response

Maritime and Border Security to include

  • Basic and Advance Seamanship
  • Basic and Advance Coxswain
  • Basic and Advance Navigation
  • Maritime Engineering
  • Maritime Boarding Officers

Instructor Development to include

  • Train the Trainers in varied and subject matter expertise
  • Instructor Range Supervision

The Institute is also exploring the provision of specialized areas of training to include:

  • Management of Investigation of Serious and Organised Crime
  • Homicide Investigation
  • Money Laundering Investigations
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Drug Offences
  • Human Trafficking & Human Smuggling
  • Surveillance Techniques
  • Intelligence Gathering and Analysis
  • Kidnapping for Ransom
  • Traffic Management and Control
  • Accident Investigation
  • Community Policing
  • Information Technology

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

 

The Institute caters to the training needs of all officers at the command level as this was identified as a critical need in the Training Needs Assessment conducted in 2009/2010. This includes specific training targeting officers at the junior Supervisory level, middle to senior level commanders (Inspectors, Assistant Superintendents to Superintendents), senior leadership and senior strategic command (Assistant Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and Commissioners).

 

The RSS Training Institute has also incorporated other law enforcement agencies including Customs, Immigration, Departments of Corrections and Fire in its leadership development Courses. It is therefore anticipated that this will result in commonality of efforts, improved operability and the development of synergy between and among Law Enforcement agencies, thereby contributing to the collective security of the Region.

RSS TRAINING PROSPECTUS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018

SER

COURSES

DATES

LOCATION

CLASS SIZE

FUNDED BY

1

Section Leaders

 

15 Jan – 23 Feb ‘18

St. Kitts

21

INL

2

Executive Development

 

12 – 23 Feb ‘18

Barbados

21

INL

3

Basic Coxswain

 

05 – 30 March ‘18

Barbados

16

INL

4

Jungle and Survival

 

12– 23 March’18

Grenada

14

INL

5

Advance Outboard

 

14-25 May‘18

Antigua

16

INL

6

Staff and Command

 

19 March – 27 Apr’18

Antigua

21

INL

7

Engineering Admin

21 May -1 Jun’ 18

Barbados

16

INL

8

Internal Security

 

21 – 25 May ‘18

Barbados

30

EU

9

Internal Security

 

21 – 25 May ‘18

Grenada

30

EU

10

Internal Security

 

18 – 22 June ‘18

St. Vincent

30

EU

11

Internal Security

 

18 –  22 June ‘18

St. Lucia

30

EU

12

Instructor & Range Supervision

 

25 June – 20 Jul ‘18

Barbados

21

EU

13

Internal Security

 

02 – 06 Jul ‘18

Antigua

30

EU

14

Internal Security

 

02 – 06 Jul ‘18

St. Kitts

30

EU

15

Internal Security

 

16 – 20 Jul ‘18

Dominica

30

EU

16

Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction

2 – 20 Jul’18

Barbados

21

EU

17

Maritime Operations

 

13 – 31 Aug ‘18

Barbados

21

EU

18

Supervisory Management

 

10 – 21 Sept ‘18

Barbados

28

EU

19

Basic Course

17 Sept – 07 Dec ‘18

Barbados/

St. Vincent

32

US

20

Introduction to Digital Evidence Collection (formerly (IDEC)

22 Oct – 02 Nov ‘18

St. Lucia

18

RSS

21

Executive Development

5-16 Nov’18   

Barbados/

Antigua

21

EU

21

Introduction to Digital Evidence Collection

(IDEC)

12 – 23 Nov ‘18

St. Kitts

18

RSS

23

Instructor Development

Jan – Feb’19

Barbados

21

EU

24

Advance Coxswain

Feb-Mar’19

Barbados

21

INL

26

Staff and Command

Mar- Apr’19

Antigua

21

EU

27

Crime Scene Technician

May – June’19

Barbados

21

EU

 

 

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