Lawmen get financial investigation training
The Government is working to improve investigation and prosecution in relation to money laundering and terrorist financing by providing training for law-enforcement officers.
This is according to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams, who said that law-enforcement officers are now engaged in a financial investigation training and accreditation programme, aimed at building their investigative capacity.
The programme was launched on Monday at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus. It will be conducted from January 14 to 25.
"The design and delivery of a bespoke financial investigation training course that will equip our law-enforcement officers with the knowledge and confidence to robustly apply proceeds of crime legislation is a clear sign of our commitment," she said, in a speech read by her senior adviser, Viralee Bailey-Latibeaudiere, at the launch.
Williams said this training represents the beginning of a new era in financial investigation and the use of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) in Jamaica.