AFTER successfully completing courses for mounted horsemanship and canine handling, officers of the police mounted and canine branch are being encouraged to play a proactive role in community policing and outreach programmes.
A police media release on Friday reported that 14 officers from the unit completed the courses and were awarded for their efforts during a graduation ceremony at the branch’s St Joseph office. Speaking at the ceremony head of Executive Management Services Cmdr Sheldon Edghill urged the officers to continue their efforts in community support initiatives and said their roles were necessary in bringing about positive social change.
Nine graduates were trained in stable management, troop drills, escorts and patrols while another give were trained in kennel management, canine first aid, canine theory and scent and senses.
Head of the branch Supt Geoffrey Hospedales was specially specially recognised and thanked for his contribution and leadership over the past year. ASP Ghool, Insp Mohammed and Sgt Donowa also attended the ceremony.