The President of the Police Welfare Association (PWA), Camron Laure, has told the Times that the organization has no “for or against” position in respect of who eventually becomes Commissioner of Police.
Laure spoke against the backdrop of reports that there are currently two frontrunners for the position, current Acting Police Commissioner, Errol Alexander, and former Head of the Police Special Branch and current Director of Corrections, Vern Guard.
“The Welfare Association does not have a for or against position because it is not within our purview to appoint or make any contribution as to who is appointed, “Laure declared.
However he said what the PWA would like to see is that whoever is appointed has the capacity to build the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) and boost its morale, while mending the “divide” within the ranks of the organization.
“I think that is one of the most critical issues now for anybody who is going to be appointed as Commissioner, so that is what we are looking forward to and we are expecting that that person would have that capacity,” The PWA President explained.
Laure also asserted that the PWA expects that whoever is appointed would possess the needed qualifications.