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Youth camp to help Police-Community relations - PS National Security



Osmond-PettyBasseterre, St. Kitts, 9th August, 2017 ( - Osmond Petty, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, said forging better community policing relations is an important crime reduction strategy to be pursued during a Police youth camp, starting 14th August, 2017.


According to information released through the Government’s Information Service, SKNIS, Petty expressed the view that some objectives of the camp will help to “foster better community policing relationships, to equip participants with life skills, and to forge a group of young leaders for the future”.


A key focus of the camp is the use of social media by the 200 students who will be attending the camp, at the Dr. William Connor Primary School, 8 am to 3 pm, until 27th August.


According to a camp official, “It would be useful to engage attendees in ways to use platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter to counter some of the negatives that are perpetuated online such as cyber bullying. The creativity of the campers will be tapped to develop uplifting messages using music, dance and poetry.”


Other topics to be presented and discussed include sexual abuse and peer pressure, children rights and road safety.


International Social Skills Consultant, Dr. Neals Chitan, and members of the Police High Command will also engage with the students.


But it is not all serious stuff. Fun activities planned for the student campers include a movie screening, picnic, career fair, and boat ride to Nevis that includes a historical walk through the capital, Charlestown.

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