The Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda in conjunction with the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force, will be conducting two, one week training sessions for Security Guards who work at the nation’s school plants.
The first training session, which will take place at the Langfords Police Training School, takes place on Monday, 20th August 2012.
Superintendent Clement Solomon said one of the reasons for the training was the difficulty that schools were facing with students having weapons on the school compound. Some of the areas to be covered during the sessions include Profiling, Search Techniques, Leadership and Customer Service.
Approximately 40 security guards are expected to participate in each session, thereby covering a majority of those that work within the school system. They will be drawn from two private security firms as well as the government security arm.
It is expected that with this training the level of security at schools will be greatly improved, and there will be a decrease in the number of fights among students. The aim is to provide a safe environment for learning at the school plants, and foster a sense of security among the students.
Monday’s session will begin with a short Opening Ceremony.