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POLICE END PHASE ONE OF BARBER TRAINING

POLICE END PHASE ONE OF BARBER TRAINING
August 18
08:49 2018

On Friday the Belize Police Department distributed certificates of completion to 13 at risk youths who completed phase one of the departments barber training initiative.

The participants completed a week-long training course at the Ramada Belize City Princess, facilitated by veteran barbers Nicholas Ara of Z’s Barbershop in Belmopan, and Winston Harris of Brick City Barbershop in Belize City.

Apart from the certificates, the department in collaboration with the facilitators and various private sector partners, gave the top five participants a set of of equipment for them to start their own barbershop.

“As senior barbers in the game this is our way of giving back to our community and helping to stop crime,”

Harris said. Senior Superintendent of Police, Howell Gillette, who spearheaded the initiative, explained that the department will be following up with the participants to give them as much support as possible so that they can open barber shops in each community.

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