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Royal Saint Lucia Police Force Looking To Rebrand

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Home Affairs Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte has disclosed that rebranding the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is on the cards.

“One of the things that we have stressed, especially when it comes to the police force is that they are actually looking at rebranding,” Albert-Poyotte told reporters.

She spoke on the margins of Monday’s Cabinet meeting.

The Minister explained that the rebranding was to foster a greater rapport between the community and the police.

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Albert-Poyotte described the public as the most significant crime fighters.

“If they cooperate with the police it would make life a lot easier,” she explained.

“We want to accelerate and expand the community relations – community policing where people don’t see the police as a threat, but more as a partner in keeping the country safe and secure,” the Babonneau MP stated.

But she also disclosed that the police would be using more sophisticated equipment in the battle against crime.

“We are looking at the issue of intelligence – using a lot of intelligence to fight crime,” Albert-Poyotte told reporters.

Her comments came amid continuing gun violence in Saint Lucia, where a 33-year-old man was shot dead at Bois Jolie, Dennery, on Saturday night.

On Monday, emergency responders rushed a man to the hospital after he sustained gunshot wounds in Dennery.

 

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  1. RSLPF CAN REBRAND ALL THEY WANT, THEY CAN GET ALL THE INTELLIGENCE AND SOPHISTICATED WAYS TO FIGHT CRIME ALL THEY WANT, NOTHING GOOD WILL DERIVE FROM THAT, THIS ISLAND HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE POLICE ANY MORE , THEY DONT TRUST THE POLICE, AS LONG TRUST AND RESPECT IS GONE , THEN YOU HAVE NOTHING, JUST LIKE A RELATIONSHIP.
    YESTERDAY A FEMALE OFFICER IS BEING INTERIGATED FOR A BARREL OF GUNS, AMO, ETC ENOUGH TO START A WAR IN LUCIA IF THAT HAD NOT BEEN INTERCEPTED. WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON HERE.

  2. Everyday those responsible give lip service. They are not serious about crime fighting in the new age. The resources they promised is yet to arrive. The police are literally begging for paper, protective equipment, vehicles, electronic crime management system and the list goes on. The requests are sitting on someone’s desk complaining about no money. And yet these guys are jet setting every week and collecting thousands.

    Fire service got something, what about the police, bordelais and the justice system.

    Right now we just have to beg the criminals to give us a break from Christmas. Will that work, when things are so hard.

  3. A statement to deflect on the reality that exists in Lucia and the incompetence of those ppl we hv as leaders. Police arrested for gun in barrel, police gvn minister info on private citizens and the lady talking about rebranding. No mention of what her colleague said or eluded to. WHAT ABOUT MAKING THE IMPACS report public for all of us to read. PJP hv no interest in it, but some of us do. Our taxmoney pd for it after all.

  4. so true you dont see that frederick said that he had been receiving and collating confidential information from police officers on private citizens. So you see who that doing soucer

  5. In your rebranding Madame Minister, start with addressing the revelation that Ministers are being fed information on private citizens by the Police. This immediately solidifies into fact what was once a perception that some persons are above the law. How can I trust that a report against certain “powerful” members of society will be dealt with fairly when at the investigative stage they are already in possession of key evidence against them?

    It is said that justice/ the Courts makes every man equal but daily we see that there are different rules for the poor versus the rich and powerful.

  6. The fish rots from the head so madam stop with the Rebranding nonsense whatever you selling nĂ² one is buying shame on all of you

  7. Rebranding with the same attitude and same corrupt players. That sounds like a winner to me. I know a winning strategy when I see one. The force needs an overhaul just like a jet engine that has done its hours of operation. The institution must be taken apart and delicately put back together with new personnel, training and leadership. Simply issuing new uniforms and equipment is like putting old wine in new glasses.
    I may be wrong, but I don’t see anyone on the horizon who can effect meaningful changes that would alter public perception. Who is going to change the potbelly folks? Who can force the ambivalent ones to do their work of enforcement? The closest to real world that I have noticed, were a couple motorcycle cops. No nonsense and direct when confronted with stupidity. There are just too many issues with the organization. It deserves a comprehensive approach. There are always a few strong potential guys in the SSU. However, there is history of dirty politics that takes the air from their sails.

    Note: To find out more about dirty politics and promotion, try reading more about the last race for Vieux Fort South seat. Reliably covered by this medium. Be sure to have your barf bag within reach.

  8. REBRANDING – in the real world of corruption, poor service, laziness, breach of data, how does rebranding help the SLU population ? Are you going to change the uniform, the name and the paint the stations a different color ? In other words you will be doing some cosmetic changes which has no significance to the people of St.Lucia.

    Madam Poyette, Again you are more effective when you are in silent mode. We do not want to add you to the list of bad ideas. Please do everyone a favour and just keep quiet. Please do nothing until election. We understand the term is five years. Be quiet until the five years is up. I do not think you are capable of doing nothing for Babonneau and by extention the island of SLU.

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