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The Protector Newsletter Launch

Launch of the latest Crime, Security and Public Safety Publication, The Protector Newsletter

The Caribbean Institute for Security and Public Safety (CISPS) launched its inaugural newsletter, The Protector, in February 2014. This quarterly publication features articles on burning current issues relating to crime, security and public safety in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Critically, it highlights policy and practical solutions. The CISPS also offers a range of short professional development courses for companies and individuals.

CISPS’s Chairman, Mr. Brian Ramsey, outlines in this first issue, the significant role this institution plays with the training of personnel directly involved in the industry but also, to the general public, and for enterprises that have a need for structuring their operations to meet security challenges like the retail, financial, manufacturing, hospitality, oil and gas, and all other sectors.

In the Feature Article by Professor Ramesh Deosaran, he deals with “Creating a Vigilant Front-Line Officer” - be it police or security. It emphasises the critical role that such officers play in information gathering, increasing detection rates, solving crimes, and what are the serious implications of lapses in their performance. Important data from Trinidad and Tobago and St. Lucia are presented. He underscores the pressing need for training. 

An article by Mr. Ian Ramdhanie, Principal, CISPS, takes a comparative examination of “Serious Crimes in Trinidad and Tobago” over the last two years. It demonstrates, for example, the increases in murders, fraud, narcotic trafficking, and kidnapping for ransom. Additionally, it shows how each of the serious crimes increased/decreased in the 9 police divisions – for example, murder increased by 34% in Northern Division; and breakings, burglaries and robberies decreased by 50% in Central Division.

Other must-read features of The Protector include:

  • Industry Updates – Parliamentary updates, Bills in progress, Committees and Task Forces, Legislation being developed
  • 38 Carnival Safety Tips
  • Upcoming Courses for companies and individuals (Jan – April)

The Protector newsletter is one tool of the CISPS by which it contributes to public education on matters of crime, security and public safety.

The public can visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 223-6999 to get a free copy of The Protector.

Official Launch

On June 27th 2013, the Caribbean Institute for Security & Public Safety (CISPS) was publicly launched at a Breakfast Gala held at the Festival Ballroom, Capital Plaza, Port of Spain. Distinguished speakers and guests welcomed the Institute as a much-needed initiative for the industry. The Institute's Principal, Mr. Ian Ramdhanie, opened the registration for students at the launch. Courses will be taught from the beginning of August 2013.

The Principal of the Institute, Mr. Ian Ramdhanie, added that "The CISPS will provide top education and training that will contribute significantly to the security, safety and protection of both life and property through its diverse programmes, courses, research and publications." 

All of the noteworthy speakers at the event pledged their full support and commitment to the institute and its programmes. They also expressed their encouragement and enthusiasm for the dynamic institute that promises to deliver much needed courses for Security, Law Enforcement, Correctional Services and Public Safety personnel. 

Quotations from the distinguished guest speakers at the Official Launch of the CISPS: 

"The Caribbean Institute for Security and Public Safety will play a key role in shaping the future environment for security and public safety in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean." Ag. Commissioner of Police, Mr. Stephen Williams.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service is pleased to partner and support the CISPS. Better trained security and safety personnel will provide for better practices which can prevent accidents and economic losses." Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Nayar Rampersad.

"This is a distinguished Board of Directors for such a new security training institute. Their wealth of experience and knowledge will be a great asset as there is a critical need for collaboration in the security and more generally the public safety industry." Professor Ramesh Deosaran, Professor of Criminology and Public Safety.

"The CISPS is poised to suppliment the shortage of relevant training for security professionals in both government and private security" President, ASIS International, Local Chapter, Mr. Azard Ali. 

"The CISPS will improve the level of performance and professionalise within the security and public safety introductory." President, Estate Police Association of T&T, Mr. Edison Munro. 

Registration for the Institute's Short Professional Development Courses have now begun and there are special introductory offers available for courses within this cycle August to October, 2013. 


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