EARLIER this month 12 newly graduated Police Constables received their certificates of
completion of training at the Police Recruit Training School Passing Out Parade at John
Amongst the recruits was PC 80 Ross MCOUAT of the Gibraltar Defence Police who passed
the 16-week course with flying colours. The course consisted of training in local legislation,
procedures, codes of practice, police unarmed defence tactics, first aid and other basic
PC Mcouat has been ‘shadowing’ officers from the RGP on their daily patrols, covering all
shifts. This shadowing forms part of the continuation training provided to all officers of the
Force and PC Mcouat has been given the opportunity to fulfil this with his RGP colleagues.
During this period he will be accompanied at all times by experienced officers and where he
is likely to encounter a range of incidents, all of which he should be prepared to deal with asa result of the training he has received.
Following this, PC Mcouat will take two weeks well-earned annual leave before commencing
his shift with the GDP. During this time he will be afforded time to familiarise himself with
MOD policies and procedures, after which he will commence his career at RAF Gibraltar,
gaining experience in traffic management, attending the public etc. PC Mcouat’s training will not cease here and, as time progresses, he will have the opportunity to apply for specialised roles.
The GDP fully appreciates the efforts of the Royal Gibraltar Police Training team in
continuously supporting and training the recruits over the years.
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