Police Chief says RSLPF regaining public trust

Police Chief says RSLPF regaining public trust

Police Commissioner, Errol Alexander, has asserted that the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) has been regaining the trust of citizens after the fallout from the IMPACS investigation.

Speaking about the period in the aftermath of allegations of extra-judicial killings by some officers, Alexander described it as a confusing time.

He disclosed that police officers were unsure about using their weapons out of concern over how they would be branded.

Alexander noted that as a result the men and women of the RSLPF were being accused of standing by and not doing anything.

However he said that the force has since picked up, although he would prefer to see the IMPACS matter settled this year so that the RSLPF can move forward.

In pointing to a resurgence of public confidence in the police, Alexander explained that without the trust of members of the public the achievements of the force last year would not have been possible.

“We have had a lot of witnesses coming forward and a lot of people giving information, “he recalled.

Said Alexander of the members of the RSLPF:

“At the end of the day we are humans and can make mistakes and people have to understand that.  We are not against citizens, but what we are doing is to fight the criminals and make sure that everyone enjoys a piece of this Island.”

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