The Caribbean Law Enforcement Foundation Inc. (CLEF) The Caribbean Law Enforcement Foundation Inc. (CLEF) takes this opportunity to expresses great appreciation for the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police’s (ACCP) invitation to make a presentation at the 32nd Annual General Meeting & Conference held during May 2017 on the island of Aruba. The CLEF hopes our two (02) representatives’ presentation on “Border Security” was informative and the embryo of a mutually beneficial ACCP/CLEF partnership. CLEF is the brainchild of President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr David Watson, a retired veteran New York Police Department (NYPD) detective. As an active NYPD officer Mr Watson was the Caribbean Law Enforcement Association’s (CLEA) member who managed NYPD training exported to Caribbean police forces on individual islands.
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Selected Caribbean law enforcers also travel to the USA for NYPD Crime Prevention Division training in “Basic Methods of Security” and other crime management disciplines. Officers from Antigua, Barbados, Dominica and St. Vincent & The Grenadines have benefited from New York based training. CLEF was registered in December 2016 and is headquartered in Georgia USA. The Not-For-Profit status Foundation was formed to enhance Caribbean police personnel proficiencies and public safety agency capabilities, through funding and equipment provision for training plus technological infrastructure. In November 2016 CLEF’s CEO conducted a “Networking Launch” at John Jay College for Criminal Justice in New York City (NYC). Agreements were made with US federal, state and local agencies, regarding CLEF’s Caribbean public safety enhancement venture.
In February 2017 CLEF representatives met with Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) senior executives to ascertain needs on that island. During the visit CLEF trainers conducted an eight (08) hour “Community Policing & Tactics Seminar” for RBPF Community Policing Officers. The CLEF dispatched fifty (50) non-lethal Pepper Spray canisters from Georgia, USA to the RBPF for testing on Barbados. Feedback of results returned to CLEF at the end of December 2017 and used to create a template for other islands. In August 2017 CLEF’s representatives and the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Deputy Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant met to arrange the JCF’s 2018 Youth Program supplies for the island. Phase One (01) of CLEF’s objective provides funding to cover
15th Annual Edition, 2018
15th Annual Edition - April 2018