This revelation was made by Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas on 2nd June, 2011, at the 37th passing out parade and graduation ceremony for the 38th Course recruits of the RSCNPF.
While delivering the feature address for that occasion, Prime Minister Douglas informed that he was one of the embers who sat on the panel which interviewed the seven individuals.
“It was just recently that I had the distinct honour and privilege to be involved as a member of the panel that interviewed seven persons who responded to our national call for a new commissioner of police.
“Amongst the seven candidates were two from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force who were an Inspector and a Sergeant. Every single member of the panel, on conclusion of our exercise expressed profound admiration and commendation on how these two relatively less senior officers conducted themselves in the interviews.”
While he did not elucidate on whom the officers were and on whom the prospects of a possible narrowed list are, Dr. Douglas suggested that it is indicative of the dedication of members of the police force.
“I am personally proud to declare this afternoon, that all is not lost in our police force because among you are fully dedicated and professional officers committed to take your force to the highest standard ever throughout the Commonwealth.”
The person who is selected for the position will be expected to take the place of current COP, Austin Williams.
Rumours were rife during recent months that Commissioner Williams, who is beyond retirement age, was to have been previously retired. However, he remains Head of the Police Force and according to Minister of National Security, who spoke to this publication earlier, Williams would not leave until someone has been identified to fill that position.