September marked a milestone for the Royal Saint Lucia Special Reserve Unit. The Special Reserve Unit was established on September 3, 1956. Twenty Five male officers were recruited to kick off the Unit and were under the command of Major Fitzgerald York who was officer in charge at Her Majesty’s Prison.
The Officers took the Oath of Office on September 5, of that said year. Training was held on Tuesdays and Fridays at the former Port Police Station on Jeremie Street, Castries. The Commissioner of Police at the time of recruitment was Dr. David Douglas Mc Goun.
The 59th anniversary was observed in a low key manner however, the Special Reserve Unit has promised a significant recognition for its 60 milestone in September next year.