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Security officer course starts May

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Participants and lecturers in the first Advanced PFSO course held in June 2008. A total of 24 individuals from the Caribbean were trained. Already, participants from Dominica, Grenada, Antigua and Jamaica have registered for the 2010 course. - contributed

Security Administrators Limited (SAL), a recognised security organisation using certified International Maritime Organisation (IMO)-trained instructors, in conjunction with the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), will be offering an Advanced Port Facility Security Officers certification course from May 3-7 at the Knutsford Court Hotel.

The theme of the course will be 'Mastering the Art of Security Assessments and Plans for Seaports, Warehouses, and any other Port Facility'. The course will also address managing information systems, supervisory and strategic management, cultural relations and its diversity and quality customer service.

Qualified officers

The course, which is in keeping with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, is geared towards qualified Port Facility Security Officers and other security managers. It also offers credits to the bachelor's of science degree in security administration and management-degree programme currently offered at the CMI.

Lecturers for the course include Grantley Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of Kingston Wharves Limited; Captain John Ulett, managing director of SAL and certified IMO trainer; Fritz Pinnock, executive director of CMI; Agatha Dublin, general manager, Antigua Port Authority and certified IMO trainer, and Ibrahim Ajugunna, director of Academic Studies, CMI.

The course will address managing information systems, supervisory and strategic management, cultural relations and its diversity and quality customer service.