WCS facilitated two law enforcement training courses in Cambodia during 2009. These courses were designed to build the capacity of government managers and patrol staff working in two landscapes, the Seima Forest and the Northern Plains.
The first section was a workshop designed for patrol managers, and brought together managers and senior staff from several sites across Cambodia. The second course was a training session for patrol team members, and was again attended by staff from three different protected areas where WCS is working in Cambodia. This second course was designed around nine modules, and covered all aspects of law enforcement strategy and planning, implementation, monitoring and judicial follow-up.
Both training courses were designed by regional WCS law enforcement training expert, Dr Tony Lynam, with significant input from WCS/Cambodia government conservation agency staff (both Forestry Administration and the Ministry Of Environment), military personnel (Cambodian Military Police) and WCS foreign technical advisors with experience in law enforcement training. Both training courses were implemented by officers from the Cambodian Military Police, with assistance from Dr Lynam and project managers.