Local law enforcement gets marine training

Chief Inspector Brad Ebanks introduces members of the Jamaican Coast Guard.

Officers from the Joint Marine Unit, including police, customs and immigration started a four-week training course Monday to brush up on various sea patrol, assistance and arrest techniques.

The course is provided by members of the Caribbean Military Maritime Training Centre and is designed to strengthen border security efforts through tactical operations. The course is delivered to law enforcement personnel across the Caribbean.

“Our colleagues have much to share with us [regarding] maritime tactics for effective patrol and interdiction of drugs and firearms, as well as practical strategies for strengthening our border patrol,” Royal Cayman Islands Police Inspector Leo Anglin said.

The interdiction tactics are taught to comply with both local maritime laws and international seafaring rules, Mr. Anglin said.