Added to this, the occasions of success have also been facilitated by the team building capacity amongst the highest ranking members of the police, coupled with increasing levels of cooperation from the junior officers.
At a recent ceremony, the senior officers of the police force made known their support for the efforts and leadership role that is being pursued by the nation’s top cop, Commissioner CG Walwyn, when it comes to the program of crime fighting.
Included amongst those members of the High Command that have indicated that they are resolved to support their commissioner are Deputy Commissioner of Police Stafford Liburd and Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley, who earlier this week expressed their continued support for the crime fighting initiatives in place.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Liburd spoke of the success of the crime fighting initiatives and the reflection of the measurable difference of the drop in crime in the Federation, while ACP Queeley spoke to the use of technology and training, that have been in place for the last 12 months, saying that they have helped to reduce crime by 65 percent, from January to July 31, 2012, compared to a 6 percent drop in crime, in the same period last year.
This drop in crime was attributed to the support of the citizens who have renewed their support for the police as it is reflected in the increased calls for service and police/community relationship improvement, explained a police release.
The high ranking officers were making remarks on Wednesday 5th September, 2012, during a ceremony at the Police Training complex at Ponds Pasture, Basseterre, to mark the achievements to date; one year after the new Commissioner CG Walwyn assumed office. The event was also attended by rank and file members of the law enforcement agency.
In his response to remarks made, Commissioner Walwyn thanked the men and women of the police force for their support and pledged to continue the fight against crime in the Federation, as the community continues to take back the streets from those who seek to destroy our economy and our community. “We are many cultures but one Federation and crime affects us all,” Commissioner Walwyn said.
In keeping with the spirit of community support and in making a difference in law enforcement, the Chairman of the Police Welfare Association in a brief ceremony, made a monetary donation to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Training Academy.
Chairman of the Police Welfare Association, Constable Mark Hanley presented a cheque on behalf of his membership to Sergeant E. Dickenson, Cadre of the Police Training School. The money is to help in the purchase of equipment and furniture for the training facility. Chairman Hanley calls on local businesses to follow their lead in making financial contributions to support the police academy as crime and its suppression, is everybody’s business.