Police addressing manpower issues

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is addressing its manpower issues by maximising the use of available resources, Acting Police Commissioner, Milton Desir, has told reporters.

According to Desir, the RSLPF has had to deal with attrition with persons leaving the force and  proceeding on retirement.

“We have some vacancies and we are looking forward to recruiting  a few more officers so that training could start soon,” the Acting Police Commissioner explained.

H said several applications have been received and once training is ready, selections will be made from among those who have applied.


  1. Anonymous
    March 7, 2017 at 10:59 am

    It is good to know that the staff shortage in the Police Force is being attended to. I look forward to the upcoming Budget to see how much money is allocated to national security. I want to suggest that the training of these new officers include subjects like Customer Relations, Inter-personal Communication, Conflict Management, and Sociological Principles relative to how these recruits see themselves as functionaries in the community at large. Good luck Mr. Commissioner.

  2. Anonymous
    March 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Recuit them from overseas..some of our police officers are too corrup.. yo tout kar van drugs..who is garding the hard??

  3. Anonymous
    March 7, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Ke less ke kar gard lai gard???

  4. Anonymous
    March 7, 2017 at 11:41 am

    All are not corrupt, but there are a few of them who are arrogant and need to understand human relations. Furthermore, some of these cops are high-handed in the way they approach people, as if to suggest that they have supreme power. And at times, if they regard you as a “big” person in society, they try to ridicule you, just so that they can boast to their friends that they put Mr. or Miss “So-and-So” in his or her place. But this all forms part of human nature, and I still have a lot of faith in the police. Sometimes, I wish people would let them do their job and stand the consequences of their actions. But I will never pre-judge them. More power to the police.

  5. SLU Observer
    March 8, 2017 at 11:23 am

    The Commissioner himself needs communications skills …. sighhh

    1. Pankaiso
      March 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      You could not say any better than that I thinks he needs to back to elementary school a we not ashamed to call Milton Commissioner of police is that the bedt the force has to offer Milton I urge that you go back to school as your communication skills is very lacking if not check out Rick

      Has the public notice that apart from Francess none of her male counterparts are as articulate as her

  6. Jb
    March 11, 2017 at 11:33 am

    St Lucia is a hot mess

  7. sharon terrell
    March 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    We need manpower from overseas, with Some Good training skills and a damn millitary to replace our police force,but keep our offices the good ones.Not the Rouge ones.

  8. Jean St.Lici
    March 11, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    This COP is very arrogant, disrespectful and a bully! He has no communications skills and worst yet, he can’t even speak properly. His use of the simple English language is a travesty! The day he met with the staff of the Soufriere Police Station really showed his character…threatening and bullying staff because they protested of the working conditions! He Desir and others in the hierarchy of the RSLPF are the main reasons why this institution is going to the sewer!

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