Building Integrity For Senior Law Enforcement Officials

Building Integrity For Senior Law Enforcement Officials

Building Integrity For Senior Law Enforcement Officials

Regional Security System | Thursday, March 18, 2021

Participants of the Building Integrity for Senior Leadership course which was hosted by the Regional Security System Training Institute, in collaboration with the United Kingdom Defence Academy. (Photo: RSS)

A good leader must have, among other qualities, personal integrity, and this may be the most critical facet of their character.

This was the view of Executive Director of the Regional Security System (RSS), Captain (N) Errington Shurland, as he delivered an address at a closing ceremony for the Building Integrity for Senior Leadership course which was hosted by the RSS Training Institute, in collaboration with the United Kingdom Defence Academy, for 34 law enforcement officials from across RSS Member States.

Captain Shurland said that while many great leaders have said “integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking”, he believes that two important components of integrity are adherence to a moral or ethical principle and pursuit of an undiminished state or condition.

He added that integrity required persons to look within themselves and forego self-righteous declaration.

“Everyone makes mistakes, so being a person of integrity doesn’t mean you haven’t committed a moral or ethical violation ever. What it means though, is having the strength of character to learn from those misbehaviours and to seek continual self-improvement…

“So before we can even embrace the notion of integrity, we need to develop the ability to logically wrestle with the urge to rationalise our underlying faults and related consequences,” the RSS head asserted.

Captain Shurland declared that his integrity today is as a result of valuable lessons learnt and noted that it was necessary for a leader of any organization to set the tone for others.

These sentiments were also shared by the Director of Policing and Risk Management at the RSS, Major Kerry Waterman, during his remarks.

Emphasising that while it was the responsibility of leaders to ensure that staff within their organisations upheld its values, Major Waterman pointed out that the onus was also on them to set the right example.

He maintained that leaders must sustain the highest standards of professionalism and uphold the ethics and standards that are required from subordinates and colleagues.

“As the Director of Policing and Risk Management, I work closely with the Director of Training in the designing of the policing standards. It is important that when the RSS deploys in whatever capacity, from humanitarian assistance, disaster response to peace-keeping missions, that our troops are aware of the standards expected of them, and are trained and given the tools to do such,” Major Waterman stated.

The two-day programme focused on topics such as Strategy; Public Financial Management; Fraud and Risk Management and Corruption Risks in Complex Security Environments.

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Supply And Installation Of Digital Forensic Management Platform Hardware And Software

Supply And Installation Of Digital Forensic Management Platform Hardware And Software

Supply And Installation Of Digital Forensic Management Platform Hardware And Software

Regional Security System | Friday, February 5, 2021

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), with financial assistance from the 11th EDF, intends to award a supply contract for the supply, delivery, installation, testing and after-sales service in #19 Keate Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

The tender dossier is available at CARICOM IMPACS #19 Keate Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, or may be accessed by clicking here.

Possible additional information, clarifications or questions shall be published on the website of DG International Cooperation and Development: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome and CARICOM IMPACS website: http://caricomimpacs.org.

The deadline for submission of tenders is Friday, April 30, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

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RSS Seeking Crime Analyst

RSS Seeking Crime Analyst

RSS Seeking Crime Analyst

Regional Security System | Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Regional Security System (RSS) is inviting eligible persons to apply for the vacant post of Crime Analyst in the RSS’ Regional Crime Observatory (RCO).

Interested persons should submit a written application accompanied by Curriculum Vitae to the Executive Director, Regional Security System Headquarters by January 15, 2021.

Full details on the position may be obtained here.

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11th EDF, Invitation To Tender To Supply Digital Forensic Management Platform

11th EDF, Invitation To Tender To Supply Digital Forensic Management Platform

11th EDF, Invitation To Tender To Supply Digital Forensic Management Platform

Regional Security System | Monday, November 16, 2020

RSS Asset Recovery Unit Exceeding Targets

RSS Asset Recovery Unit Exceeding Targets

RSS Asset Recovery Unit Exceeding Targets

Regional Security System | Monday, November 2, 2020

From left to right: Head of the Regional Security System Asset Recovery Unit (RSS ARU), Grenville Williams; Executive Director of the RSS, Captain Errington Shurland; UK Development Director for the Caribbean, Stefan Kossoff; and British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Her Excellency Mrs Janet Douglas pose for a photo to to commemorate the enduring partnership between the UK and RSS. (Photo courtesy British High Commission)

Through the efforts of the Regional Security System’s Asset Recovery Unit (RSS ARU) some US $26.8 million of criminal assets have been identified and restrained, while approximately 120 money-laundering investigations are being undertaken.

This was brought to the fore during a plaque unveiling ceremony at the RSS’ Fusion Centre at Paragon, Christ Church, which was held to mark the transition of the RSS ARU from a UK-funded project to an integrated department of the RSS.

British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Her Excellency Janet Douglas, lauded the department for its work in ensuring that criminals are not allowed to keep the illicit gains of their criminal activities. She also noted that with the ARU’s achievements came the realisation that it was necessary for the RSS to assume responsibility for the ARU’s operations.

“I want to commend Captain Errington Shurland, Executive Director of the RSS, for his governance and stewardship over the ARU since its formation in December 2015. I must also commend his team for their hard work and personal commitment to the growth and sustainability of the ARU.

“The simple fact that the RSS Member States took on responsibility for the ARU, demonstrates its perceived value and importance to the region. We are proud of the contribution that the former UK Department for International Development (DFID) made towards this vital work on asset recovery across the Eastern Caribbean. We look forward to the continuation of a close partnership between the RSS and the UK under the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO),” the British High Commissioner maintained.

With reports showing that US $7.5 million has been forfeited by the courts and an additional US $4.5 million has been seized and is in the court process, the RSS ARU continues to exceed its performance targets and make its stamp on the fight against serious organized crime and corruption.

Through the years, the RSS ARU has worked to build capacity and capability within regional law enforcement agencies and Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs). It has provided mentoring on live cases; facilitated training for law enforcement and criminal justice practitioners in financial investigations and asset recovery; raised awareness of the magistracy and judiciary; regularly engaged with and provided advice to stakeholders; advocated for and aided in the implementation of standardised and updated Proceeds of Crime legislation across the seven RSS Member States.

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