Thursday, April 28, 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Raymond King

On December 19, 2015, Raymond King received his Doctorate of Education Degree in Management and Leadership from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida. Dr. King’s dissertation examined the effect of Organization Agility on Transnational Crime as a strategic countermeasure to increasing crime levels.

El 19 de diciembre de 2015, Raymond King recibió su Doctorado en Gestión y Liderazgo de la Universidad St. Thomas en Miami Gardens, Florida. La disertación del Dr. King examinó el efecto de la agilidad organizacional sobre la delincuencia transnacional como una contramedida estratégica para enfrentar niveles crecientes de criminalidad.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Paul Chaves

Paul Chaves (DPRM 1999) from Costa Rica was interviewed by the RTN news channel in Costa Rica about the Panama Papers. Watch the complete interview here:

Paul Chaves (DPRM 1999) de Costa Rica fue entrevistado por el canal 13 RTN Noticias en Costa Rica sobre los Panamá Papers. Puede ver el video completo de la entrevista aquí:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Wendell Wallace and Karen Lancaster-Ellis

Wendell Wallace (CDSC 2013, GGSA 2014) and Karen Lancaster-Ellis (CDSC 2013, GGSA 2014) from Trinidad & Tobago recently formed the Association of Caribbean Criminal Justice Practitioners (ACCJP). The Association’s mission is to bring together communities of interest to implement strategies, collaborate and share ideas on issues in the fields of criminal justice, juvenile justice and criminology that affect the Caribbean region.  If you’re interested in joining, please read through the requirements below.

Wendell Wallace (CDSC 2013, GGSA 2014) y Karen Lancaster-Ellis (CDSC 2013, GGSA 2014) de Trinidad y Tobago recientemente formaron la Asociación de Profesionales de Justicia Penal del Caribe ( ACCJP ). La misión de la asociación es implementar estrategias, colaborar y compartir ideas sobre temas de los campos de justicia penal, justicia juvenil y la criminología que afectan la región del Caribe. Si usted está interesado en unirse, por favor lea los siguientes requisitos:

The Association of Caribbean Criminal Justice Practitioners (ACCJP)
The Association of Caribbean Criminal Justice Practitioners (ACCJP) was formed on Monday 2nd November, 2015 with its headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago. Its vision and mission are as follows:

In the pursuit of ideal goals, the ACCJP will engage communities of interest in the development and implementation of problem-solving activities that contributes to the benefit of all concerned.

The ACCJP will bring all communities of interest together to implement strategies, collaborate and share ideas on common and unique issues which encompass the criminal justice, juvenile justice and criminological fields to and which affect or present challenges to the Caribbean region.

LOGO: The Power of Voice - (Virtutem Vocis)

The ACCJP is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the Trinidad and Tobago and is local, regional and international in nature and scope (inclusive of individuals in the Diaspora).


(1). The Association of Caribbean Criminal Justice Practitioners is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes; and
(2). To act as a conduit for researchers, practitioners and stakeholders.

Some purposes include:

• to support and conduct non-partisan research, education, and informational activities to increase public awareness of crime, it effect on communities, juvenile delinquency and solutions.
• to combat crime within neighbourhoods and to prevent community deterioration.
• to promote the discussion as it relates to contemporary challenges and opportunities in the military and every facet of the criminal justice system;
• to encourage inter and intra-regional cooperation and communication formally and informally;
• to engender collaboration between research and practice;
• to identify training needs and provide training opportunities;
• to provide specialized training workshops;
• to host Conferences, Seminars, Symposiums, Meetings and Conventions; and
• to lobby governments to implement policies.


The objectives of the organization are as follows:

a)      to raise the consciousness of the membership to the point where they will be proactive with respect to advocacy, research, and project implementation for restoring equity;
b)      to collaborate with current and future stakeholders at home and abroad with respect to (a);
c)      to develop data driven project proposals for implementation purposes;
d)     to streamline and readjust structures, processes and outcomes so as to become more responsive to the changes in the local, regional and international environments;
e)      to prioritize teamwork and communication within a culture of service to others;  
f)       to ensure that reflexivity and accountability remains uppermost in all operational and developmental activities and
g)      to ensure that people (customers/target groups) remain central to all operational and developmental activities of the Association.

There are seven (7) operational areas are as follows:

  1. Policing Affairs.
  2. Military Affairs.
  3. Corrections.
  4. Courts and Social Work.
  5. Research, Development and Training.
  6. Academia.
  7. Civil Society and other National Security Agencies (NSA’s).
General Membership
The organisation aims to attract into its fold law enforcement officers, military officers, correction officers, judicial officers, criminal justice professionals, academics, students, as well as individuals from non-governmental organisations, faith based organizations, community-based organisations and other interested individuals and groups.

The Interim Executive Board consists of:

n  President – Mrs. Karen Lancaster-Ellis.
n  1st Vice President - Administrative Affairs – Dr. Wendell C. Wallace.
n  2nd Vice President - Regional and International Affairs – Dr. Meredith Patten.
n  Board Secretary – Mrs. Tamara Forde.
n  Board Assistant Secretary – Mrs. Cheryl St. Louis.
n  Treasurer – Miss Annette Soverall.
n  Public Relations Officer – Miss Nirmala Sookoo.
n  Three (3) Trustees – Mr. Danny Carr, Mr. Ian Ramdhanie and Dr. Russel Foote.

The membership fee is 50 USD or 300 TTD yearly and the ACCJP can be contacted via ACCJP at, Karen Lancaster-Ellis at, Wendell C. Wallace at or Dr. Meredith Patten at

N.B. There will be a formal launch of the ACCJP on April 23rd, 2016 at 1.30 pm at the Solomon McLeod Lecture theatre, Police Headquarters, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Héctor Flores

Dr.Héctor Rodolfo Flores (SDP 2009, ACPMR 2010) from Argentina was appointed as the Secretary of Housing's Strategic Planning and Crisis Committee Coordinator in the Ministry of the Interior.

El Dr. Héctor Rodolfo Flores (SDP 2009, ACPMR 2010) de Argentina fue designado Coordinador de Planeamiento Estratégico y del Comité de Crisis en la Secretaría de Vivienda del Ministerio del Interior.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Juan Carlos Ramirez Trujillo

            Juan Ramírez (TCI 2014, SDP 2014) was promoted to Brigadier General of the Colombian Army on December 19, 2015.
       Juan Ramírez (TCI 2014, SDP 2014) fue ascendido a Brigadier General del Ejército de Colombia el 19 de diciembre de 2015.