May 25 — Day two of the Association of Caribbean Commissioner’s of Police Conference held in St. Thomas, USVI, encompassed a variety of topics ranging from Training Deficits in Caribbean Policing, Regional Drug Trends, Firearm Identification, and Emergency Management. Dr. Marlilyn Jones, a native of Jamaica and an Associate Professor of California State University, Sacramento discussed the “Impact of Crime on Human Development from a Caribbean Perspective.” The focus of her presentation touched on the recognition of the connection of gender and violence, the importance of human rights, and the primacy of crime prevention. Wanda Rosada, Intelligence Analyst from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), San Juan, Puerto Rico spoke about the vulnerability of ports via maritime and air transportation. From a regional perspective, ports are open to the trafficking of drugs and cash. Maurice Cooper, VIPD’s Ballistic Analyst, gave an overview of firearm identification, procedures, and new technologies along with equally effective alternatives for smaller communities. Robert D. Paulson, the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), discussed the lessons learned from his experience in New Orleans, Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Finally, Mark Walters, Director of the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) closed the session with a before and after discussion of the 17 million dollar overhaul that the local 911 system has experienced in the past two years.