We are thrilled to announce that SEACOP convened its 2nd National Steering Committee in Grenada last week, marking another milestone in our joint efforts to combat drug trafficking and transnational crime in the Caribbean region.
In a meeting chaired by Assistant Chief of Police John Mitchell, the Grenadian authorities thanked the SEACOP project for the opportunities provided to the country’s law enforcement officers through training, capacity building and participation in regional initiatives such as the highly successful Operation Caribe back in May 2023.
Grenada’s partnership with SEACOP has resulted in a “significant strengthening of local law relationships”, officials stated, highlighting the power of cooperation in achieving the region’s shared goals.
The national steering committee was attended by partner agencies of SEACOP in the country, represented by Simon Dickson, Superintendent of the Drug Squad; Commander Watson Edwards, Commander Coastguard; and Karen Forsythe – Hall, Deputy Comptroller.
SEACOP Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Karen Clarke shared SEACOP’s congratulations for Grenadian’s partners renewed efforts against illicit trafficking, stating “we extend our appreciation for nominating high-caliber officers for our Training of Trainer programme held during the spring of 2023. Your officers have shown impressive dedication and professionalism, and are now expected to play a pivotal role in expanding the Joint Maritime Control Unit’s reach both within the country and across the region”.
Grenada’s unwavering commitment to the fight against illicit maritime trafficking was highlighted by all parties, with Grenadian authorities renewing their commitment to the long standing partnership with SEACOP.