Members of the Police Welfare Association (PWA) executive held a meeting Monday with opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre during which several issues were discussed.
They included the matter of promotions in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).
PWA President, Travis Chicot, told the Times that the organisation is currently in the process of developing recommendations on what the process of promotions should be for the various ranks.
He said he was aware of ‘rumours’ about the existence of a promotion list, but disclosed that the PWA executive has not confirmed the reports.
As a result, Chicot said he would not comment on the matter.
However he said the PWA executive is ready to discuss the RSLPF’s promotion policy.
“One thing I must say is that promotions are very important in the organisation – it is a way of paying back to persons for their success and hard work in the organisation, so we would love to see promotions soon,” Chicot said.
Monday’s meeting came in response to a written request from the leader of the opposition.
Chicot described the meeting as informative and interesting.
He told the Times that the PWA executive plans to seek a meeting with Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet.
In addition to promotions, the meeting with the leader of the opposition discussed other matters including crime and the IMPACS matter, it was disclosed.