Korean police train local counterparts

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has met with two facilitators from the Korean National Police Agency, to discuss the recently completed Forensic Science Crime Scene Investigation training course, provided by the Korean Embassy to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS). 

The meeting took place on Thursday at the Office of the Commissioner of Police, Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.

Also present at the meeting was Provost of the Police Academy, Dr. Simon Alexis. Inspectors Jun Chol Kwon and Seungjae Kim, of the Forensic Investigation Division of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, informed the commissioner of the course components which were covered in the two-week training course, involving 33 police officers, drawn from various branches/sections/units of the TTPS.

Participants learned updated techniques on how to properly assess and handle a crime scene and to collect evidence that can be used in court.

Among the components covered were; Understanding Forensic Investigation, Method and Procedure of Collecting Evidence, the Study of Fingerprints on the Crime Scene and Identification Methods for DNA.

Plans for the training were initiated following a courtesy call Griffith received from Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency, Sung Moon-up, on Wednesday 13th March, 2019, during which collaboration on issues of safety and security was discussed.

Griffith expressed his gratitude to the instructors for their efforts and said he looked forward to seeing his officers put their newly learned skills to the test, in solving cases and securing convictions in the courts.


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