Improving citizen safety
Monday, May 27, 2019

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has welcomed 49 new police officers into its ranks.

On May 24, the successful officers were ushered into the fold and reminded that it takes a special blend of skills and qualities to become effective officers.

The new officers come at a time when the country has placed tremendous focus on citizen safety, seeking to reduce the level of serious crimes to 45 percent by 2022.

Attorney General, Stephen Julien reminded the new officers that their role involved adapting and becoming responsible for the reforms in the areas of citizen security. Julien believes that the intervention by government to increase the capacity within the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is significant and timely. He hopes that the new officers will serve as a catalyst for the continued regeneration of the police force.

Commandant at the Police Training Academy, Lesenta Desir-Dolor said the training program was designed with the student-centered learning philosophy in mind.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Milton Desir, advised the new officers to take with them the skills which were sharpened during their time as recruits. Luchiano Garde was awarded the Best Recruit of Course 36.