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United States Drug Enforcement Administration Trains T&T Law Enforcement Officers
May 17, 2022


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Trinidad and Tobago law enforcement officers at the opening session of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) intelligence collection and analysis methods training course.


Officials from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are providing a training course May 16 – 20 on intelligence collection and analysis methods to 28 officers from various sections of Trinidad and Tobago law enforcement agencies.

The specialized course is designed for Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and Coast Guard officers involved in the collection and analyzing of information to counter illicit narcotics trafficking.  The training emphasizes the utilization of the latest analytical tools to reduce the availability of illicit substances.

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Megan Kelly delivered remarks at Monday’s opening session at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Training Academy, St. James.  She said the course demonstrates the U.S. Government’s continued commitment to the development of Trinbagonian law enforcement capabilities and its commitment to continuance of strong ties between the law enforcement services of the two countries.

“Through programs such as this one, the United States reaffirms its commitment to sharing best practices when it comes to combatting narcotics trafficking.  Your success in countering illicit drug trafficking shows the people of Trinidad and Tobago that this democracy can deliver for the people, making Trinidad and Tobago safer, more prosperous, healthier, and more secure; and creating a better region for all of us.”

Kelly added, “Drug trafficking organizations are continuously evolving and utilizing cutting-edge technology to evade law enforcement detection.  And today the United States Embassy, through DEA, is offering the latest technical tools to help T&T law enforcement adapt to this dynamic environment.”