Local law-enforcement officers have benefitted from a virtual two-day course, “Building Integrity for Senior Leaders,” funded and delivered by the United Kingdom’s Defence Academy.
Representatives from the Police Force and the Defence Force took part in the programme, which ran between March 16-17, and was held in partnership with the Regional Security System (RSS) Headquarters in Barbados.
They were joined by senior leaders from Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the RSS Asset Recovery Unit.
Among the topics covered, participants were educated on international best practice; how to mitigate risks of corruption and increase transparency; and the importance of leadership in ensuring integrity in process.
Steve Moore, the Resident British Commissioner in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, says the course was important in sharing individual experiences and lessons.
Meanwhile, Captain N. Errington Shurland, Executive Director of the RSS, congratulated the 34 participants, saying that a great leader has many attributes, but most critical of all is personal integrity.
“I am glad that the participants have had exposure to notions of integrity, so important to the future of this region,” Shurland says.