April 2015, Volume 19, Number 2

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Ramesh Deosoranm, Darwin Villavicencio, Brian Ramsey, Dr. Raimundo Socorro and Ian Ramdhanie
Pictured from left are Professor Emeritus Ramesh Deosoran, Instructor Darwin Villavicencio, Board of Directors Chair Brian Ramsey of the Caribbean Institute for Security and Public Safety (CISPS), Dr. Raimundo Socorro of MDC’s School of Justice and CISPS Principal Ian Kevin Ramdhanie.

School of Justice Helps Train Trinidad and Tobago Law Enforcement

Miami Dade College’s acclaimed School of Justice recently shared its expertise by developing a training program for law enforcement officers in Trinidad and Tobago.

The program, which also was offered to military personnel performing law enforcement duties, focused on the use of force and how departments can use successful tactics of police engagements to resolve situations, minimizing the use of physical force.

In addition, the program offered officers the opportunity for practical application via scenarios in which less-lethal and lethal force are necessary, and how to effectively handle these situations while preserving civil rights and accountability.

“The program was indeed successful,” said Ian Kevin Ramdhanie, principal of The Caribbean Institute for Security and Public Safety. “There was much discussion and interaction as the participants linked Florida’s polices with those of Trinidad and Tobago.”

Considered a national model of excellence, the School of Justice at MDC has been routinely approached by local, state and federal agencies and foreign governments for special training needs.

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