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Police Giving Hazard Training to Community Groups

The National Sheriff’s Association and the V.I. Police Department are teaming up to give hazard and weapon-of-mass-destruction-response training to community groups, government agencies, and private enterprises. Once trained, recipients can augment the emergency services provided by the local and federal government.
“Our community has first-hand experience of neighbors helping neighbors in times of disaster," said acting Police Commissioner Novelle Francis in a Police Department release. "The training will help smaller groups be better prepared and able to supplement the efforts of island wide emergency disaster relief. This training will strengthen communities in time of disaster.”
The target audiences are homeowners associations, neighborhood watch civic groups, youth group leaders and the like.
Trainings will be on St. Croix from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Buccaneer Hotel’s Brass Parrot room. On St. Thomas it will be July 18 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. There is no charge.
A complimentary continental breakfast will be served one-half hour before each session begins.
Community groups that would like to register for this training can call the V.I. Police Department Training Academy at 719-6737.

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The National Sheriff's Association and the V.I. Police Department are teaming up to give hazard and weapon-of-mass-destruction-response training to community groups, government agencies, and private enterprises. Once trained, recipients can augment the emergency services provided by the local and federal government.
“Our community has first-hand experience of neighbors helping neighbors in times of disaster," said acting Police Commissioner Novelle Francis in a Police Department release. "The training will help smaller groups be better prepared and able to supplement the efforts of island wide emergency disaster relief. This training will strengthen communities in time of disaster.”
The target audiences are homeowners associations, neighborhood watch civic groups, youth group leaders and the like.
Trainings will be on St. Croix from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Buccaneer Hotel's Brass Parrot room. On St. Thomas it will be July 18 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. There is no charge.
A complimentary continental breakfast will be served one-half hour before each session begins.
Community groups that would like to register for this training can call the V.I. Police Department Training Academy at 719-6737.