One major change announced by Mr Walwyn is a new head of The Criminal Investigation Department (CID). He said Sergeant Charles Smithen of the Tabernacle Police Station has been appointed as the new head of the CID Department, effective Friday 4th November 2011.
Mr Walwyn also went on to say that the former head of the CID Mr. Franklyn Belgrove is going on vacation and when he returns he will be reassigned.
The Commissioner said, “We are trying to make changes within the agency to improve the quality of work within the force, and within CID in particular; and to make sure that some of the crimes that we have had in the past can be properly investigated, leading to prosecution of the offenders.”
Commissioner Walwyn also revealed that Robert Liburd will be appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police and will be assigned to the Nevis Division. He said in the past the Superintendent on Nevis use to send information to St. Kitts to be processed and it causes delays, but with an Assistant Police Commissioner on the island, he can make his own decisions eliminating delays.
Mr Liburd will be appointed in December, the Commissioner said.