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Setting Uniform Standards

Being a Police prosecutor is not an easy job and it is not one for the faint-hearted says the Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde. He made the comments at
29 Nov 2014 12:59
Setting Uniform Standards

Being a Police prosecutor is not an easy job and it is not one for the faint-hearted says the Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde.

He made the comments at the closing of the 2014 Police Prosecutors’ Course in Nasese yesterday.

“This is a course that demands active involvement from you as a participant through lectures and involvement in group and individual exercises,” Mr Pryde said.

He said it would equip them with the minimum skills necessary to discharge their responsibilities as police prosecutors on behalf of the State and in their ultimate duty to the courts.

“This is designed to set uniform standards for prosecutions in our courts.”

He stressed in order to be appointed or to continue as a Police prosecutor in the courts they would need to have this Certificate of Completion.

“This will act as evidence that you have reached the required standard. This will also give the public confidence that Police prosecutors, as lawyers and officers of the court are every bit the equal of their peers in the legal profession.”

He said they would have to deal with a large number of files in quick succession and this was a rewarding job.

“Those rewards come when we train, when we practise and when we refine our techniques.”

He highlighted: “Although the job could often seem overwhelming; “remember to stay calm and not panic.

“The most difficult problem can be resolved with a little patience and clear thinking,” he said.

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