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Court sheriff training is a success

ByJanice K. Merrill

Mar 10, 2022

A week-long sheriff training was held at the March Girls Resort in Central Province. The training started on March 1 and ended on March 4.

The training was led by trainers from the judicial registry services with 15 participants and 8 trainers.

The Registrar of the National and Supreme Court, Ian Augerea, had the honor of presenting a Certificate of Achievement to the participants (Sheriff’s Security Officers) for successfully completing the training.

Chief Sheriff’s Security Officer James Kenosi said the training was aimed at honing Sheriff’s Security Officers on both theoretical and practical knowledge.

“The theory included the job-related knowledge required by the Sheriff’s Security Division and the practical portion covered physical fitness, self-defense, lockouts and walking drills,” he said.

“The purpose of the training was to raise the level of the National and Supreme Court Sheriff’s Security Division to a professional level and to prepare officers for occupancy of the court’s new state-of-the-art building. The training was also intended to strengthen and improve the skills and knowledge of Sheriff’s Security Officers in order to achieve the Court of Excellence of the 21st Century.

Mr. Kenosi further alluded to the fact that the primary function of Sheriff Security as taught in training was to provide protection to the Chief Justice, Associate Chief Justice, Judges, staff, users of NJSS courts and facilities and to create a peaceful environment conducive to justice. services to be rendered.

“The Sheriff’s Division falls under the Registry of the National and Supreme Court and is made up of two branches, Sheriff’s Police and Sheriff’s Security. The training was primarily aimed at educating the Sheriff’s Security Officers on their roles and duties to properly escort and secure very important people in the justice system,” he said.

He said topics covered in the training included security management, professionalism and code of ethics, writing security reports, legal powers and limitations, crowd control, access control and patrol, escort, flag bearers and flag folding protocols and many more.

“Exercises covered in the training included marching and marching, marching pallbearers, flag folding techniques, restraint and defense skills, crowd control and physical training,” he said. declared.

“This training was the first batch. There will be four more batches of training during the year starting in Waigani and after the second quarter the same training will be rolled out to all provinces.