One of the main tools that have become available to the police and defense force is the newly established Delta Force, which is comprised of personnel from the two main agencies in the country.
“One of the things that we always wanted is to insist upon the formal and continuing joint patrols between the Police and the Defence Force. You must be aware of how pleased I was last week when I was officially informed by the Commissioner of Police that the Delta Squad, has now been put in place, trained and actually started their operations in terms of joint regular team patrol over a 24 hour period 7 days per week in this country especially targeting those hot spots in St. Kitts and Nevis,” said Dr. Douglas.
“I want to commend him (Commissioner C.G. Walwyn) personally for the leadership that he has provided to date and also to equally commend the others of the Police High Command – Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Stafford Liburd; Assistant Commissioners of Police, Mr. Joseph Richardson and Mr. Ian Queeley, who is not here at the moment and others, who have been working very closely with Mr. Walwyn to ensure that as he provides the leadership that is required and the support that is been provided to him as he carries out this very important task,” Prime Minister Douglas was quoted as saying in a government release.
Dr. Douglas also had good words for the Commander of the Defense Force, “Lt. Colonel Wallace of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force must also be commended for the joint effort that has been provided in terms of leadership of the security.”
He applauded the “Zero Tolerance Take The Streets Back Initiative”, saying the operations by the Delta Squad will result in positive dividends.
“I believe to a large extent we are going to see good returns from the mobilization of the Delta Squad. I believe to a large extent that the general public has been enthused with this new show of force and command and leadership. I believe that this new initiative can only bring positive returns not only for the citizens of this country who are living here and who have experience some trauma in recent times, but it will also bring comfort as well to our investors, both locals and those who are coming from overseas as we continue to build this country not only for ourselves – this present generation – but as we bring this country on a sound economic, social and political footing for the generations of our people in the future,” said Dr. Douglas