Mr. Austin Williams outgoing Commissioner will deliver his farewell address, which will be followed by the introduction of incoming Commissioner, Mr. Celvin G. Walwyn, who will then present his opening address to the law enforcement officers.
The ceremony is to be attended by Governor General, Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian; Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Sam Condor; Federal Ministers of Government; Members of the National assembly; Deputy Governor General of Nevis, Mr. Eustace John and Mrs. John; Premier of Nevis, Joseph Parry and Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration; Members of the Police Service Commission; senior civil servants, members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps.
As is customary, Mr. Walwyn, will take his first salute outside the headquarters of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, on Cayon Street.
The ceremony will be preceded by a Toast at the Police Training Complex to mark the transfer of the leadership of the Force, where remarks will be given by Prime Minister Douglas and National Security Minister Condor.
The Passing of the Baton has recently become a tradition of the police force to signal the appointment of a new top cop. It began a few years ago when Commissioner Williams was being installed to replace then Chief, Robert Jeffers.
Members of the public in St. Kitts are expected to also attend the ceremony to provide their support to the new Commissioner and the Police generally.