Local police get kidnapping response training from FBI


    FBI officials have trained local police officers on kidnapping response

    14 officers from the Anti-Kidnapping Unit in the TTPS were trained by officials of the FBI on kidnapping response.

    The virtual session on July 15th was facilitated through the US Embassy.

    Experts from the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division and Crisis Negotiations Unit shared the latest techniques and best practices on investigative processes and negotiations when handling kidnapping cases.

    The FBI hopes to provide more in-depth in-person training once COVID-19 health protocols are lifted.

    Police Commissioner Gary Griffith thanked the U.S. Embassy for its continued partnership with the TTPS.

    “I am pleased to have officers under my command attend a virtual kidnapping training session with the FBI. This training focused on best practices and would enable the Anti-Kidnapping Unit and the analytical department to utilize modern techniques in kidnapping investigations. As Commissioner of Police, I will continue to seek out training opportunities for officers of the TTPS by partnering with established organizations such as the FBI.”