GLYNCO, GA – In close coordination with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) International Training Division (ITD), the FLETC Physical Techniques Division (PTD) hosted and trained the Royal Bahamian Police Force for the past three weeks. FLETC Instructor Terry Page worked closely with them during training.
Page stated, "This ongoing relationship among FLETC and Bahamian law enforcement is to compare tactics and enhance training on both sides." The courses the Bahamian police participated in included the Law Enforcement Control Tactics Instructor and Fitness Coordinator Training Programs. These courses enhance arrest and control tactics, and provide educational tools for maintaining fitness and wellness within a law enforcement organization. This education is twofold—for self and the agency.
"Continuous training, mentoring and ongoing lessons provide Bahamian police tools to utilize in the field and to share with fellow officers," Page explained. The U.S. and Bahamian government police agencies cooperate actively on common law enforcement issues. With the closest Bahamian island only 50 miles from the coast of Florida, Bahamas is often a gateway for drugs, weapons, and illegal aliens bound for the U.S. Bahamian and U.S. law enforcement agencies cooperate closely to address common threats to mitigate the persistent flow of illegal narcotics, guns and migrants through the archipelago.