Walwyn made his comments while congratulating Constable Alvin Mitchum, who spent one year in Taiwan learning Chinese Mandarin.
Mitchum was presented with a ‘Letter of Commendation’ by the Commissioner who indicated that the ability of the constable to speak Manderin fluently is very important, given the mixture of different nationalities that now reside in the country.
At a ceremony that was specifically organized to recognize the constable, Walwyn praised Mitchum for his interest and desire to advance his expertise and knowledge of the language.
The Commissioner said it was important to use such occasions to motivate the ranks of the force and to commend them whenever they excel.
Mr Walwyn said “I urge you to keep up the good work Sir and to continue to make a positive contribution to this organization. I also take this opportunity to encourage you to strive and settle for nothing but the best in your daily efforts.”
“I know that officers who are inspired, like Constable Mitchum, will continue to be very productive, and if they are feeling inspired, the public feels the benefit on the street level. I support my men and I will let them know when they are doing a good job,” he stressed.
The head of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force explained that this will be a regular occurrence under his watch.