New uniforms, firearms training for City Cops

New uniforms, firearms training for City Cops

New uniforms for City Police Officers are before the cabinet of ministers for approval, the Times has been reliably informed.

The new uniforms were designed by the office of Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis.

They are expected to replace the current white polo shirt and black trousers currently worn by the some 20 City Police officers who were officially sworn in during a ceremony in December, 2016.

Swearing in ceremony

According to reports, it is hoped that the launch of the new City Police look will take place next month.

The City Constables are also expected to undergo firearms training with the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) starting this week, it was disclosed.

The training in the use of firearms and policing matters is expected to last for one month in the first instance.

City Police Officers have been involved in a crackdown on a number of offences in the capital, including larceny, spitting, urinating and defecating in public.

Interviews have already begun to recruit an additional 45 officers, the Times has been informed.

 

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    May 2, 2017 at 7:50 am Reply

    Love the uniform.

  2. Anonymous
    May 2, 2017 at 7:50 am Reply

    Love the uniform.

  3. Concerned Citizen
    May 2, 2017 at 7:52 am Reply

    Anyone notice how law enforcement is getting all the manpower and equipment that they need year round to effect their jobs whilst the st lucia fire service is crumbling with manpower and equipment issues. Some 40 firefighters were trained recently and have yet to begin work because of some technicality in public service. Meanwhile fire stations are being manned by sometimes two fire personnel resulting in ppl losing their lives through fires, accidents, sickness because they cant get medical attention in a timely manner. Im not seeing anyone putting these issues out in the press. Wat is going on in society today. We will see the importance of health care only when it knocks on our door one day.

    1. Poor People Fed Up!
      May 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm Reply

      Voice your opinions my brother, let the truth be told.

  4. The Commentator
    May 2, 2017 at 8:04 am Reply

    They will also need a reliable telecommunications network with walkie-talkies and a control room/base station.

  5. sharon terrell
    May 2, 2017 at 8:22 am Reply

    Ahhhj look at these uniforms so beautiful like our flag.haha whose the genius behind the idea.Mr.Mayor dont forget to give them taser’s baton,bullet proof vest,and guns.I love the uniforms best colors in the whole world.Go lucia.

  6. Society
    May 2, 2017 at 8:42 am Reply

    I’ll say again..all that is for a show..i leave in Marchand area..wk hotel night shift..I’m asking again is Marchand part of the city..cause I’ve not scene no Police walkin them streets at all in the evening or far less in the day…I guess the city is Jeremy street and Derek walcott square..

  7. Anonymous
    May 2, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply

    they need horses to compliment the uniform. City Horses

    1. Anonymous
      May 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm Reply

      City of Castries Mounted Police (CoCP)

  8. fpjean
    May 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Walkie talkies and those that are not gun happy and is qualified gv them firearms cause how can a policeman protect me it he can’t protect himself also city camaras and plain clothe officers would be an asset

  9. Anon
    May 2, 2017 at 12:41 pm Reply

    City Police uniforms have to be sent to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval?
    Didn’t the Prime Minister state during last weeks debate in parliament that the Ministers must focus on policy matters and let the Executive deal with policy implementation and operational matters, as the Cabinet was taught during the recent expensive Governance training?
    Ah well … maybe the design of police uniforms is a policy matter in sweet St. Lucia!

    By the way, did Government ever announce how many of the participants were successful in getting certified at the end of their Governance training?

  10. Anonymous
    May 2, 2017 at 1:51 pm Reply

    Y are u hacks only now seeing all the ills of st Lucia? I guess our prime minister brought it into office with him.Yeah right u’all hypocrites will always smell of hyprocrisy.the good thing is u’all will just have to see chastenat make a positive contribution to progress in st Lucia

  11. Anonymous
    May 2, 2017 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Now all that is needed are cctv cameras and a control center to monitor the streets.

  12. Society
    May 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm Reply

    Cctv. Biggest bluff ever..people are being killed right under those camera’s..talk talk talk.

  13. Anonymous
    May 2, 2017 at 6:44 pm Reply

    One of the labour gooroos is at it again as usual never want to see the country progress by the new government any thing this government trying to do it’s never good
    Looking for work for the people. It’s not good
    What the hell you’ll want the government to do.. Don’t do like the previous government next they never do. These labour gooroos are hiding behind the screen and encouraging slackness and pretending they’re doing nothing. The national trust is a famous example who you think that’s behind the screen. It’s not UWP that will be against their own self. So every objections raised is coming from behind the screen .to discriminate the members of the government. Any good thinking person will observed that. But in time to come every one will see the Truth. It’s just the matter of time.

  14. sharon terrell
    May 6, 2017 at 10:13 am Reply

    CCTV cameras and a control center to monitor our streets and a big damn giant tv screen billboard like they have in New York City times square to see everybody that moves around and what they are doing on our streets.When will we get the ball rolling.I forget we broke well maybe we should borrow some money or we doomed for the dungeon.Allan Chastanet cannot even get a pass muchless an okay to start,the government hands tie thanks to the people.St.lucia i tell you time lost can never be regained.I hope we will get going in good faith,maybe the heavenly spirits will guide us on how to proceed from all this confusion.

  15. Poor People Fed Up!
    May 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Citizens are being charged for spitting, are we in Singapore, I guess soon persons will be caned in public. My other question is that, uniforms are not an impediment as far as crime is concerned so why did they have to change uniforms(waste of money). These so called city police need to go through the six month training as every police cadet to be qualified as city police, I call them Kolomme! lol
    Get your act together Mr. Mayor!

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