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Descartes-Pelius Reappointed As Police Commissioner


Mrs. Cruscita Descartes-Pelius has been appointed as Commissioner of Police effective 1st September 2023 for one year.

She was first appointed in October 2022 as the first female Top Cop and has served the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) with distinction for over thirty (30) years until June 2023.

Her reinstatement as Commissioner of Police is expected to be accompanied by a comprehensive professional training programme for senior officers aimed at cultivating strong leadership and ushering in a new cadre of leadership within the RSLPF.

The Government of Saint Lucia looks forward to the support of all officers as it commits to preparing officers for future leadership positions and the strengthening of the police force.

The Government also takes this opportunity to thank Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ronald Phillip for his sterling leadership as acting Commissioner of Police for the past ten (10) weeks.

The Government of Saint Lucia remains dedicated to public safety and the well-being of all citizens.

SOURCE: Office of the Prime Minister

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  1. This doesn’t mean that the allegations or reports made regarding sexual harassments by the complainant should be washed below the table. These issues should not be left alone, I called on proper investigative journalist if we have locally to keep at this issues. At no time males/females should sell their assets to gain positions or to be recognized. It is time that people be held accountable for their actions and dirty way of life which affects others.

  2. Theres old time police cant handle modern day crime but yet the government insist on bringing people in from retirement, as for this one I think it was the worst of the few , check the stats. 8 homicides in less than 24 hours mr pm you must be out of you mind by now or suffering from some mental condition

  3. Is it reasonable to conclude thatvthere are no competent officers in the RSPF to function in the capacity of Commissioner? That is really embarrassing.

  4. Lol..So from June when she departed till now, you guys just realized you needed her to stay longer for succession planning. Because Saint Lucians are full fledged idiots.

  5. Please St Lucia Times permit me to rewrite this article:

    “The backlash surrounding our current commissioner elect is too strong right now so let’s bypass the other person’s deserving of consideration by giving Mrs Pelius’ another year contract hoping that when the time is up Saint Lucians with their short memories will forget all the allegations against our commissioner elect so we can install him quietly with no opposition”

    You’re welcome!

  6. It’s rather unfortunate that there is not one competent individual in the RSLPF that can assume this position we have to bring back someone out of retirement unless if I am not mistaken sad very sad it just proves to us that the system is definitely not working as it should or should I take a guess and blame it on corruption🤷‍♂️


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