RPTC Training Instructors
The R.P.T.C. has had the good fortune of being able to provide very competent resource persons for the management and administration of the training centre since it was launched in 1956. The current leader of the R.P.T.C. Training Team is Commandant - Mr. Sylvester Louis, BSM, B.A.(Hons.), LLb., LEC. Attorney-at-Law. Profiles of the Commandant and his team members are shown below:
Commandant - Mr. Sylvester Louis, BSM, B.A.(Hons.), LLb., LEC. Attorney-at-Law.
Is a thirty-five (35) year law enforcement veteran, he spent the majority off his career as a detective reaching the level of Senior Investigative officer. Before taking up his position at the Training Centre in 2011, he taught practical proficiency skills and lectured on legal subjects. He holds a Bachelors Degree in History with first class honors: a Bachelors Degree in Law with honors from University of the West Indies (UWI). He is a graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and was called to the Bar in 2008. He has been a recipient of awards for meritorious work done. He was amongst the first Caribbean contingent of police officers to land in Grenada during the 1983 Intervention. He is currently writing two books “The Grenadian Revolution: An Investigator’s Perspective” and “The First Class Detective: The internal exploits of the Serious Crime Squad”.
Deputy Commandant – Mr. Rodney Archer, BSM, BA, (UWI)
Deputy Commandant Mr. Rodney Archer, BSM, BA (UWI) enlisted in the Royal Barbados Police Force on August 1st, 1978. He has served in many departments of the Force including the Bridgetown Division Divisional Office, Northern Division, Special Services Unit (SSU), Court Prosecutors’ Office, and the Training Division.
He has received several training courses with the Regional Security System (RSS), and was an Instructor from 1990 to 1991. He is currently on his third secondment at the Regional Police Training Centre (RPTC) having been an instructor between 1993 and 1998, Chief Instructor from 2002 to 2004 and Deputy Commandant from June 23, 2008 to present. He was promoted to the Rank of Inspector on 1st April 2004.
He was awarded the Barbados Service Medal (BSM) in 2008 and is the holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA), (UWI).
Chief Instructor - Mrs. Christine Stanford, BSM.
A former member of the Barbados Defense Force enlisted in the Royal Barbados Police Force in 1988 and graduated as the “Best Recruit" of her course. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1995; seconded to RPTC as an Instructor in 1997. She was promoted to rank of Station Sergeant in 2004. She has the distinction of being the first female Chief Instructor of RPTC, first female officer to carry the Force’s colours at 40th Anniversary Independence Parade, and first female Parade Commander at RPTC.
Awards include the Barbados Service Medal (BSM) in November 2008. She has received training locally and overseas, in VIP Protection, Sexual Offences, Arm and Foot Drill and has attended courses in the United States of America and United Kingdom. She participated in training workshops with the Scottish Police Academy, Cleveland, Ohio and Scotland Yard, and also worked extensively in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID). She possesses certificates in Supervisory Management, Human Resource Management, Quantitative Management, Public Relations (BIMAP); Effective Communications and Human Relations and a Diploma in Human Resource Management (BIMAP).
She has pursued studies in the Introduction to Sociology, Barbados Community College (BCC) and is a certified Trainer of Trainers (UK/PMO) and Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBET) (BCC) 2008. She is responsible for managing and executing the Recruit Training programme at the Centre. She delivers instructions in Drill, Disputes, Sexual assaults, Domestic Violence, and Criminal Investigations.
Senior Instructor - S/Sgt. Adrian Layne
Mr. Adrian Layne enlisted in the Royal Barbados Police Force on 1990 -01-06 and promoted to the rank of Sergeant on 2001-05-15. He was seconded to the Regional Police Training Centre on 2004-08-16. He had spent several years in Traffic Division and performed routine police duties.
He has had training as a Court Prosecutor, Advance Drill Instructor, Stress Management, Senior Constable Refreshers Course, Stress Management in Disasters, Tape Recording and Investigation Interviewing, Traffic Accident Investigation, PMO-Training the Trainer Course and BCC/RPTC - Train the Trainers’ Workshop on Competency Base Training and Assessment. He has a certificate in Public Administration (UWI).
He was awarded the “Policeman of the Year” award (Northern Division) 1998, 1999 and 2000 and then “Policeman of the Year,” (R.B.P.F.) in 2000.
Instructor - S/Sgt. Dudley Walrond
Sergeant Dudley Walrond, joined the the Regional Police Training Centre on February 11th 2008.
Previously, he worked 16 years performing mostly Detective duties. These duties included Detective Constable at Fraud Squad after which he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He then worked the shift at District ‘A’ Station, Central Station and District ‘C’ Station. He was then transferred to the C.I.D in the Southern Division, where he was assigned until his secondment to the Regional Police Training Centre.
He delivers instructions in Police Duty subjects, Crime Offences and Drill. He holds the position of Class Instructor. He possesses an Associate Degree in Business Studies from the Barbados Community College.
Instructor/Quartermaster - S/Sgt. Stephen Herbert, BSM
Mr. Stephen B. Herbert enlisted in the Royal Barbados Police Force in 1989. He is the holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree Hons. in Linguistics from the University of The West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. He attended training courses in VIP Protection Management (New York USA), RSS Basic Course, RSS Advance Patrol Course, RSS Leaders Course (Best Student), RSS Instructors Course, The Navy Maritime Operations, Mobile Train the Trainers Course, Train the Trainers Workshop on Competence-Based Training and Assessment as well as a Workshop on Civil Aviation Security Training. He has also successfully completed other professional courses. He is a qualified range officer and the firearms instructor at the centre. He also delivers instructions in criminal law, drill and other aspects of police duty subjects.
He is the recipient of citations and commendation awards for special and Meritorious duties performed. He served on attachments to the Regional Security System as an instructor in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Instructor - S/Sgt. Roger Miller
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Instructor/Network Administrator - Con. Ver-Walter Ifill
Mr. Ver-Walter Ifill enlisted in the Royal Barbados Police Force in 1995 as a Special Constable and was appointed as a Constable in 2001 where he graduated "Best Recruit" in his Initial Training Course #114. He hold a certificate in Information Technology from the Barbados Community College. Constable Ifill has served in a number of formations within the Royal Barbados Police Force and was attached to the Regional Police Training Centre from 2010. He is responsible for the Network Administration at the Training Centre and also delivers instructions in Police Duty subjects, and Drill to recruits on Initial Training.
Mr. Ifill is a Local Instructor with the Anti-Terrorism Assistance Programme (ATA) sponsored by the US Department of State and has assisted in delivering the course "Identification and Seizure of Digital Evidence" in Antigua and Barbados.
He is the recipient of citations and commendation awards for special and Meritorious duties performed.
Instructor - SGT. Kenneth Millette
Mr. Kenneth Millette, a member of the Royal Anguilla Police Force. He was enlisted in the Royal Grenada Police Force on 5th January, 1991 where he served for seventeen years. Mr. Millette subsequently transitioned to the Royal Anguilla Police Force on 1st August, 2007 and holds the rank of Sergeant of Police.
Mr. Millette has attended various courses and seminars over the years. He has a Diploma in Management from the University of the West Indies. He has a serious passion for law and is currently pursuing a law degree with (RDI) Anglia Ruskin University.
Instructor - SGT. Gazelda L. Knight
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P.T. (Martial Arts) Instructor - Mr. Cameron King
Mr. Cameron King has been actively involved in Martial Arts of Shotokan Karate for the past 20 years. Currently he holds a 4th Degree Black Belt. He has captured numerous regional and international titles including the International Shotokan Karate Federation (I.S.K.F), Pan American Championship 1999, 2004 and placed 2nd in 2001. Also two time Caribbean Kumite (fighting) Championships in, 2006 and 2007. Currently he is the World Kumite (fighting) Champion at the 2008 I.S.K.F World Karate Champion (Toronto Canada) in October 2008.
He has a professional Diploma in Fitness and Nutrition, qualified in First Aid. Pursuing a Degree in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester and in Physical Training and has been a member of the International Shotokan Karate Federation Instructors Training Institute and an Instructor since 1998. . He received the 2008 Ministers’ of Sports Award for Most Outstanding Sports Person.
Mr. King instructs Police Recruits, Senior Police Officers, Immigration and other Law Enforcement Offers. He instructs selected students of Primary and Secondary Schools in Barbados and members of the general public.