Eighteen law enforcement officers from the Royal Grenada Police Force, Royal St. Lucia Police Force and the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force are receiving training on the Identification and Seizure of Digital Evidence.
The training course organized by the Regional Security System Training Institute commenced on Monday May 8, 2017 at the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) Office. It will conclude on May 19.
It is being facilitated by certified Instructors from the US Embassy, Sergeant Emel Jacobs of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force and Sergeant Francisca Noel of the Royal Grenada Police Force.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Course Coordinator of the Regional Security System Headquarter, Superintendent Kamecia Blake-Byam stressed that cyber crime, cyber security and cyber investigations have become high on law enforcement agenda since cyber crime is considered a traditional threat similar to terrorism and money laundering.
She said the computers and mobile devices are increasingly the instrument, target or record keeper of criminal activity and contain valuable information in most arrest or crime scene, therefore the course is designed to prepare law enforcement first responders to recognize potential source of digital evidence at a crime scene and collect, document and preserve that evidence.