US DEA officals sharing expertise with local law enforcement agencies

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US DEA officals sharing expertise with local law enforcement agencies

Four members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) International Training Team and the U.S. Embassy’s DEA Port of Spain Country Office are in the country to train members of local law enforcement agencies in intelligence collection and analysis.

The training will take place at the Trinidad and Tobago Prisons Training Compound from July 8 to 12.

According to the US Embassy, 30 officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU), Special Investigations Unit, Trinidad and Tobago Customs, Coast Guard, and Prison Service will be learning best practices in global drug trafficking trends, intelligence, telecommunications, document exploitation, basic first aid, interview techniques, and critical thinking from the Washington, DC-based training team.

U.S. Ambassador Candace Bond said, “I am proud to announce this important initiative from DEA. Improving citizen security depends on securing convictions—which in turn depends on the professionalism and integrity of intelligence collection and analysis law enforcement agencies deploy. The Embassy of the United States of America continues to work with, and provides significant security assistance just like this training, to Trinidad and Tobago law enforcement and other national security agencies to support efforts to address crime and violence and to make Trinidad and Tobago safer for all of us.”