Prime Minister Pledges Support for Police

Prime Minister Pledges Support for Police

Press Release:-Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet has made clear his position on the future of the Royal Saint Lucia Police.

During a recent Newsmaker Live interview, Prime Minister Chastanet indicated that this Government will focus on key areas including retooling, resourcing and re-training police officers, in an effort to better equip them to fulfill their mandate.

The Prime Minister said the police must be equipped in order for them to perform efficiently.

“The police go out every day and do their best,” said the Prime Minister. “I will do everything I can to support them considering what has happened to them over the last five years. Before we criticize the police, I want to know that we gave them every piece of support to do the job the best that they can.”

The Prime Minister expressed that the confidence of the Police has been shattered and that the sacrifice and risk involved in undertaking their duties go largely unnoticed.

He remarked that: “They are the ones putting their lives on the line. Those policemen don’t even get life insurance; they get killed on the job and their families pay the price.”

Prime Minister Chastanet said the Government is working in collaboration with the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force to expeditiously address several issues which will enable the organization to become a more efficient law enforcement entity.

A major project currently under consideration by Government to facilitate much needed infrastructural upgrading for lawmen and women is the relocation of Police Headquarters from upper Bridge Street to La Toc, Castries.

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4 Comments

  1. Patriotic
    October 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm Reply

    Patriotic
    October 21, 2016 at 5:51 pm Reply ↓
    Children making children and nursing new born babies from the comfort of a customised jail cell? This is the type of scenario that produces frustrated mothers and agitated babies and you wonder why crime is escalating.
    Incompetent civil servants with high salaries telling the Government to give the Police more resources, strengthen security, build barricades, employ more DPPs, Special Prosecutors, Judges and Magistrates instead of developing long-term strategies to reduce teenage pregnancies and give the youth skills through Universal (Comprehensive) Secondary Education. Then employers asking for eight CXCs to work as a cashier at a bank or five CXCs for a security job! Meanwhile unemployed youth acquiring guns and terrorizing the nation.

    1. Anonymous
      October 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm Reply

      Listen friend. If you don’t raise your daughters with self respect don’t expect society to reach them for you.

    2. Anonymous
      October 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm Reply

      Listen friend. If you don’t raise your daughters with self respect don’t expect society to teach them for you.

  2. Fesel
    October 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm Reply

    Who’s policing the police when they behaving like the criminals with guns an government behind them showing zero respect for descent law abiding citizens

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