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Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2018. 10:49 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Employee Assistance Program, under the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities, held a three-day training with the Belize Police Department at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan.

Sixty-eight police officers with the rank of Inspector to Deputy Commissioner, were trained in stress management, dealing with trauma, and suicidal ideas within the Belize Police Department.

The training sessions were facilitated by Associate Clinical Psychologist Chad Lambert from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus who is temporarily attached to the Employee Assistance Program.

Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities Dr. Peter Allen welcomed the senior officers to the training sessions and discussed the importance of mental health within the Public Service.

The workshops will also be shared with all police officers countrywide through August.

The Ministry of Public Service continues to work towards empowering public officers to always do their best.

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