Police Chief: IMPACS not affecting force

Police Chief, Severin Moncherry, has said that crime – and in particular the recent spate of rapes, will be his main challenge.

Moncherry spoke in his first interview since becoming Police Commissioner on Friday, April 1, 2016.

He said it was also important for the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) to surmount the hurdle of the IMPACS investigation which has implicated some officers in alleged extra judicial killings.

Moncherry explained that he has no control over how and when the matter is dealt with and as a result, would leave it in the hands of the authorities.

“I don’t know it to be affecting the force in any way,” he asserted.

The Police Chief recalled that initially there was talk about findings of the IMPACS report affecting morale in the RSLPF.

However he disclosed that a lot of work has been done with members of the force, with the result that he did not believe that IMPACS was affecting his men currently.

Moncherry promised to build on the platform left by outgoing Acting Police Commissioner, Errol Alexander, whom he has succeeded.

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