Addressing the large gathering of officers, Dr. Harris said that he is aware that the force has its fair share of problems, but those issues will be addressed over time.
“Are there concerns within the force? Yes there are… lots of concerns I’m told. I promise you that your high command will listen attentively to the concerns,” Harris said.
“I have heard some of the concerns, and we intend to work with the structure of the force to ensure that these concerns are addressed.” The prime minister stated.
The newly elected leader of the Federation wants the force to work in a cohesive and united manner, so that officers to ensure that officers can move forward with confidence in the law enforcement body.
He challenged the police officers to be the best force that they can be while carrying out their duties in the best manner possible, noting that the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has some of the best officers anywhere in the region.
To this end, the national security minister pledged that his government would provide all the necessary resources possible so that the force can carry out its duties in the best way possible.
“I pledge as your minister to give every support that I can. Every support the government can, to ensure that the resources that you require and the support that you require, to ensure that you effectively and efficiently deliver on this mission, then we will bring those resources to you,” Harris noted.
He reminded the officers that they are the ones who are tasked with the responsibility of maintaining law and order in the Federation, and as such, they need to carry out their duties without and fear or favour.