Commissioner of Police Leslie James DSS, DSM, on Saturday, graduated from the University of Guyana with a Commonwealth Masters in Public Administration.
A press release from the Police Force noted that Mr. James during his visit to the various Policing Divisions at the time he was pursuing his Masters, urged the ranks to pursue higher learning and commended those who had already did so.
Prior to reaching this milestone, Mr James also has a Diploma in Public Management (1996-1998) and a Bachelor of Law (L.L.B) (BSC) (1999-2006) from the University.
The 52-year-old was appointed as Police Commissioner on August 30, 2018.
He has also completed numerous courses locally and internationally, as follows: –
2016- Union of South America Nation (UNASUR) Workshop- Caracas Venezuela
2014 – LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT (6 MODULES) TRANSFORMATION LEADERSHIP CONSULTANCY, Guyana.
2014- POLICE ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP, OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL.
2013 – GANG PROSECUTION AND INVESTIGATION, Trinidad and Tobago Police Academy, Trinidad, West Indies.
2013- Regional Workshop on National Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention Central America and the Caribbean, Mexico City, Mexico.
2005 – POLICE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT COURSE, Felix Austin Police College, Guyana.
2005 – HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP ON THE INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGES OF THE CARIBBEAN by the Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies.
2005 – TRAIN THE TRAINERS (CHAMPIONS) Felix Austin Police College, Guyana.
2004 – CICAD/RCMP – SOURCE WITNESS PROTECTION/ HUMAN SOURCE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR, Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies.
2003- GENERAL DUTIES COURSE, Regional Police Training Centre, Barbados, West Indies.
1998- PROSECUTION, OF DRUG OFFENCES ADVANCED TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR REGIONAL POLICE PROSECUTORS, Guyana.
1998- COURT PROSECUTORS INITIAL COURSE, Regional Police Training Centre, Barbados, West Indies.
1996-1997- The Guyana Police Force in Conjunction with the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education, University of Guyana – SPECIAL PROSECUTORS COURSE, Felix Austin Police College.