Richardson has had over three decades of service in the Police Force and is a proud product of the noble institution, known as Bramshill. He has also done some specialized studies on the issue of gangs, which is said to have informed his understanding of their behaviour and which some say has assisted in the strategies formulated to address this scourge that has plagued our communities over the years.
A special ceremony was recently held for Mr. Richardson, as part of his retirement activities. In attendance were Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Astona Browne, Advisor Dr. Norgen Wilson, Commissioner of Police, Mr. C. G. Walwyn, senior officers and scores of fellow officers.
Also present was the Minister with responsibility for the police, Dr. Denzil Douglas, who was there to bid farewell to Mr. Richardson, after 33years of service.
Dr. Douglas indicated that, “In addition to his training in the area of law enforcement, ACP Richardson has also obtained academic qualifications in legal studies, an area that has no doubt influenced his own professional development in the latter years of his service, as an officer.
As he embarks on this new career path, I have no doubt that he would recognize the seamlessness and very strong synergies between the two professions. Indeed, I would dare say that he will find occasion to draw on the knowledge and the experience as an officer in this Force as he attempts to advance in the legal sphere,” said Dr. Douglas, who pointed out that during his career as an officer in the Force, ACP Richardson “has had the opportunity to make his contribution in areas such as Criminal Investigation where he would have served for a number of years.”
Dr. Douglas commended the wife and children of ACP Richardson for their support they provided during the 33 years which he served and also the wives and children of every officer who has made policing a career and advancing the protection and service to citizens.
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis concluded by saying, “I personally salute ACP Richardson for his dedicate service that he has provided and we wish him well as he moves. On behalf of the Government and the members of the Anti-crime Unit, I wish to applaud you for your years of service to the Force and to our country. You have no doubt inspired many who have, in turn, taken up the noble profession of law enforcement. As you look ahead, I want you to be encouraged as you take a bold step to achieve your newly set goal. I know you will succeed because you are a person with the imperilment to succeed. May God continue to bless you abundantly in your new endeavours?”
Prime Minister Douglas also presented a plaque to the retiring law enforcement officer.