CARICOM IMPACS continues to be a significant partner in the organisation and delivery of training courses to Member States in collaboration with its regional and International Partners. The Year 2020 and following continues to be an era unlike any other because of the COVID Pandemic, which saw us having to deliver our training and development program in a demanding and virtual environment. And this delivery has likewise increased. The pandemic also affected CARICOM Countries where borders were closed and new norms such as social distancing and mask wearing were introduced. Therefore, the need for and importance of the virtual modality of learning and engagement became necessary to continue the training strategy for regional crime and security mandates.


CARICOM IMPACS commenced its virtual learning journey in November 2018 on the CBSI-Connect Learning Management Platform with the launch of training for Border Security Officers across the Region. The Pandemic augmented our efforts to extend our reach through virtual learning in 2020 with the introduction of training on The Use of PPE for Front line officers, which was done in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) using the CBSI-Connect Classrooms. Our capacity to innovate is most important at this time since virtual learning has taken center stage, the new virtual classrooms is in high demand. 

 Collaboration with regional and international partners to offer training courses across the Region has become even more critical as we learn from and share lessons in responding to COVID-19 and other security related issues. Within this context, the transference of the management of the CBSI-Connect Virtual Learning Management System from Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) to CARICOM IMPACS, which began in 2020, enhances IMPACS’s capacity to continue to train and engage security personnel in Member States. Moreover, regional ownership of the platform will also further Governments’ ability to train more personnel in a more cost-effective manner, while at the same time enhancing CARICOM’s Human Resource Development.

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Courses Delivered

Number of Participants


Departments Trained

  • Police
  • Military
  • Customs and Excise
  • Department of Immigration
  • Prisons and Correctional Services
  • Financial Investigation Units
  • National Intelligence Units
  • Judiciary
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Director of Public prosecutions
  • Tax Offices
  • Compliance Offices
  • Regional Security System
  • Drug Control Offices
  • Policy Persons in the Ministry of National Security
  • Policy Persons in the Ministry of Justice
  • Policy Persons in the Ministry of Finance

Partner Agencies

  • European Union (EU),
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) –
    AIRCOP Programme,
  • United Nationals Office on Drugs and Crime Global
    Programme Against Money Laundering (UNODC-GPML),
  • United Nationals Office on Drugs and Crime Global
    Firearms Programme (UNODC-GFP)
  • Organisation of American States (OAS)
  • International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Platform
    on Disaster Development (PDD),
  • the International Criminal Police Organisation
  • Council of Europe (COE),
  • World Customs Organisation (WCO),
  • Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA),
  • German Development Programme (GIZ),
  • National Center for State Courts (NCSC),
  • Commonwealth Secretariat,
  • Trinidad and Tobago Prison Services (TTPS)
    International Narcotics Control Board (INCD)

Courses Delivered

  • A leaders Guide to Stress management
  • Anti-Corruption Seminar
  • Asset Recovery in Practice
  • Building capacities of border officials to address disaster displacement situations
  • Caribbean Firearms Roadmap and Customs Training
  • Combatting Cash Smuggling
  • Combating Trade-Based Money Laundering in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • CT Travel Training Course: The Four Pillars
  • Cyber Intelligence for Prison and Correctional Officers
  • Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection of general Office workspaces during COVID-19
  • Ethics, Accountability, and Integrity in Law
  • Fire Cycle: Firearms Life Cycle
  • Hidden truths: Perception and Realities of Modern-day Slavery
    (Human Trafficking in the Caribbean
  • Human Trafficking Awareness
  • INCB Training on IONICS System and awareness on NPS and
  • International Human Rights Day: Rights and Responsibilities for
    individuals in need of protection
  • International Passenger Interdiction
  • Journalism And Public Information Programme on New Threats
    During the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Law of the Seas for Prosecutors
  • Malicious use of social media by Terrorist, violent extremist and organised criminal group during COVID-19 Pandemic
  • OAS – major Events for Sports – Cricket
  • Policymaking 101 for Law Enforcement Officers
  • Preventing and Countering Extremism and Terrorism in the Caribbean
  • Regional Workshop On Strengthen Data Collection And Analysis Capacity For Monitoring Of Illicit Arms Flows And Achievement Of SDD 16.4 Of Agenda 2030
  • Rethinking Tourism Safety and Security crisis Response in the Greater Caribbean
  • RIBIN/IBIN Sensitisation Webinar
  • Risk Management for Customs Cargo Profiling
  • Stress Management for Optimal Functioning
  • Strengthening of Cyber Legislation and Electronic Evidence Workshop
  • The Use of PPE for Front line Officers
  • UNODC Justice Sector Assistance Package for Prisons and Correctional Services in CARICOM
  • Virtual Dialogue: Preventing and Countering Extremism and Terrorism in the Caribbean