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Caribbean Police Welfare Group Urges Probe Into RSLPF Sexual Harassment Allegations

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The Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Associations (CFPWA) is appalled by the lack of action when sexual harassment is reported by Police Officers across the region.

The CFPWA has taken keen note of the situation in St. Lucia as it relates to the claims made by a Police Officer of sexual harassment by a Senior Member of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force.

The attacks on Mr. Camron Laure, Chairman of the Police Welfare Association are unwarranted, and the attempt to politicise the matter is rather distasteful.

To the best of our knowledge, only Police Force/Service of the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and the Turks and Caicos Islands have Sexual Harassment Policies. This is unacceptable in 2023. Every police organisation should have a Sexual Harassment Policy. We are cognizant of the fact that not only females are being harassed but, in several instances, males as well.

It is disappointing that despite the concerns and reports made by the Royal St. Lucia Police Welfare Association, the Senior member has not been placed on Administrative leave to facilitate an investigation, and the member continues to be elevated through the ranks of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force.

This cannot be the way; it is incumbent on the Police Services Commission to cause an investigation to be done.

The CFPWA stands in solidarity with Chairman Laure and his Executive to bring this matter to the fore and have the Officer involved removed from the Office until an investigation has cleared that person of the allegations.

The Welfare Associations and Federations around the region met under the theme “Building and Sustaining Police Officers’ Welfare in the Caribbean for Better Societies Across the Region” from May 24th–26th, 2023, at the Bel Jou Hotel, St. Lucia and the matter of Sexual Harassment was main on our agenda.

“The CFPWA wants to encourage Police Officers to report acts of Sexual Harassment against them and use technology to capture the evidence. We are aware that there are instances where persons have been intimidated and/or threatened with promotion or being victimised.” Said President Sean McCall.

“Your CFPWA will be using the mediums available to us to edify our members about Sexual Harassment, and we want our Officers to join in for these online sessions.” McCall posited.

SOURCE: Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Associations

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  1. There should be more calls from external sources and external investigators to under take these investigations. Once an officer publicly said they have an excellent track record investigating their own. We should leave no stones unturn in situation like this. While the Government seems to hell bent to cover up the matter and foster rapist, thieves and provide a safe heaven for criminals they have to recognized that the outer world is looking at them sharply.

  2. Look the Labour Party supporters accuse the CPWA of being politicized. Beware Sean McCall, they’re about to start digging up “dirt” on you.

  3. This situation in the RSLPF which is being ignored by the current government can lead to its (the government) downfall. Rape is rape, no matter who commits it. In this instance you have two females who sought and received medical attention for allegedly being raped and about four others alleging assaults of a sexual nature, yet a prime minister says they are mere allegations. If this is the state of the leadership in this country, then something is seriously wrong and this government needs to go. First, it was the inclusion in their cabinet of persons with criminal allegations against them and now the rapid promotion of a party loyalist in the RSLPF to a very senior position despite allegations of rape against him. If that isn’t worrisome to the residents of this country then I think something is definitely wrong with their psyche. Hats off to Mr. Laure and the CFPWA and their courageous efforts at bringing this matter to light and ensuring redress for the victims.

  4. @anony… You’re so right when you look at the big picture here can the US he would have gone into hiding, and resign from the time the story open. When the party member comes to NY they promised all sort of things. Pure BS

  5. Sometimes is snapchat, Facebook,just name them is to be blame and the réseaux sociaux to be condemn ❗

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