Mr. Walwyn said at a recent ‘Youth Issues and crime Empowerment Symposium’, held at the auditorium of the International University of Nursing (IUON), that suggestions can be given but he will make his own decisions.
“I am no nonsense. I say exactly what I feel and I let the chips fall where they may. In other words I tell the truth,” he said.
“There is no political interference from the Ministry of National Security with me and there is none from the Prime Minister, that was established before I took the job and I was told that I had the right to do whatever I see fit to make St. Kitts and Nevis a safer place. I have been a chief of police before and I know what politics is all about because I ran for Sherriff in 2000 in Texas, so I know what it is to be a politician,” Walwyn added.
“I know there is a lot of stuff in the newspapers about the Ministry of National Security, and I will tell you this is one of the best places that I have had dealings with,” he said.
He went on by saying that he has had a very good relationship with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Mrs. Astona Browne and that the people of St. Kitts and Nevis need to know that this lady is very well versed.
“You should be proud to have her in that position,” he told the audience.
“When it comes to gangs I am no nonsense. I have no problems doing my job. I do not owe anybody in St. Kitts or Nevis anything. So if they want to fire me, as I read in the paper they are free to do so, but when you fire me, it is not because I am not doing my job, it’s because I am. I do not take any crap from anybody. Just because I have not been here for a little while like the newspaper said, does not mean you are going to tell me how to do my job,” said Mr. Walwyn.
At the annual private sector banquet, Prime Minister Douglas said that there has never been and there will be no political interference in the work of the new Commissioner of Police.
“The Chamber has no fear whatsoever of political interference in the work of this Commissioner because there has never been in this country under my watch as the Prime Minister any political interference in the work of the Commissioner of Police,” Dr. Douglas.
Mr. Walwyn, will officially assume command of the law enforcement agency on Thursday 1st September 2011.