Law offered court training
Feb 23, 2013 | 1213 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Drew Police Department will host a special law enforcement training session on Friday.

The free eight-hour course will focus on courtroom testimony and is open to all law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

The Rural Training Division of the Southern Regional Public Safety Institute will be organizing the event's schedule.

The course is approved by the Mississippi Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training and attendees will get eight credit hours towards continuing education and certification.

"This will be a very valuable training because it's extremely important to understand courtroom testimony — especially when you're dealing with felony cases," said Drew Police Chief Simon Bush.

"If you don't understand the process and don't know how to testify right, you could lose the whole case."

The course, to be housed at the Community Building on 280 West Park Dr. in Drew, will for lunch break. Snacks, coffee and drinks will be provided.

This is the first SRPSI training session Bush has helped bring to Drew.

"I'm really looking forward to it and I'd like to thank the SRPSI for offering the credited classes," he said.

Another training on domestic violence is planned for March, with a date yet to be determined.

Friday's classes will be lead by Chief of Public Safety Creekmore B. Wright.

Wright is currently responsible for Force Protection Measures at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.

He has a total of 39 years of law enforcement, investigative and military experience.

For questions on Friday's event, contact the Drew Police Department at 662-745-2200.

All persons interested in attending a SRPSI training course must present official agency credentials or a letter from an agency head authorizing attendance prior to the beginning of the course.