Kurt Eyre details some of the history and development of the U.K.'s National Policing Improvement Agency, which provides training and assistance to police services in countries around the world. He outlines the development of training courses and the agency's productive engagement with host-country police services. He also details some of the agency's training programs with which he has been involved. These include high-level command and control training programs, such as the Critical Incident Command course administered in Jamaica. Eyre also talks about the agency's assistance to special police units charged with combating organized and serious crime, such as the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago.
At the time of this interview, Kurt Eyre was the head of the International Academy Bramshill in the U.K. The academy is a division of the government's National Policing Improvement Agency, which provides assistance to police services around the world. The agency’s signature offerings are the International Commanders’ Program, for inspector and superintendent-level ranks, and the International Strategic Leadership Program, aimed at officers who are moving up to the executive level and chief officer rank. Prior to his position at the academy, Eyre worked at Centrex, the U.K.’s central policing training and development authority. Centrex and other U.K. policing agencies were merged in 2006 to create the National Policing Improvement Agency.