BIS Writer Completes Leadership, Law Enforcement and Media Relations Training

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April 17, 2019

Senior Information Officer at Bahamas Information Services (BIS), Lindsay Thompson recently completed three-and-a-half weeks of training at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, New Mexico, USA.

The Executive Policy and Development Symposium on Transnational Organized Crime - Anti-Corruption, and Media Relations Forum, Session 68, was held March 5-26, 2019.

Ms. Thompson who is assigned to the Office of the Prime Minister, was Delegate Leader for nine-member Bahamas Delegation comprising: Superintendent Matthew Edgecombe, Anti-Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Sergeant Dwayne Delancy, Anti-Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Inspector Kemuel Knowles, Anti-Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Inspector Anthony McCartney, Anti-Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Assistant Superintendent Bradley Pratt, Police Complaints Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Sergeant Trevor Burrows, Police Complaints Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Wendy Farrington, Deputy Head of Analysis, Financial Intelligence Unit; and Khristi Ferguson, Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence Unit.

Other countries represented were: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, totaling 27 participants.

The sessions took on subject matters such as: Understanding Human Behaviour and Leadership Concepts, with group exercises; Leadership in Crisis Critical Thinking and Decision Making; Managing Organizational Change; Capacity Building and Country Presentations; Anti-Corruption; Types of Corruption; Investigative Techniques, law enforcement; Police Corruption, Media Relations and related topics concluding 124 hours of teaching.

The Bahamas Delegation also held a lunch meeting with Roswell Police Chief Phil Smith, who is doing his doctoral dissertation on The Royal Bahamas Police Force. 

The Bahamas had nine representatives at The Executive Policy and Development Symposium on Transnational Organized Crime - Anti-Corruption & Media Relations, Session 68 held March 5 - 26, 2019 at the International Law Enforcement Academy, Roswell, New Mexico. Pictured front row L-R are: Wendy Farrington, Deputy Head of Analysis, Financial Intelligence Unit; Khristi Ferguson, Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence Unit; and Lindsay Thompson, Senior Information Officer, Bahamas Information Services. Pictured back row L-R are: Assistant Superintendent Bradley Pratt, Police Complaints Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Sergeant Dwayne Delancy, Anti-Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Sergeant Trevor Burrows, Police Complaints Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Superintendent Matthew Edgecombe, Anti-Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Inspector Anthony McCartney, Anti-Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force; and Inspector Kemuel Knowles, Anti-Corruption Branch, Royal Bahamas Police Force. (PHOTO/ILEA, Roswell, NM)

News date : 04/17/2019    Category : About Bahamians, Press Releases

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