Fourteen Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) Wardens were sworn in as Special Police Constables (SPCs) Thursday at the headquarters of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), Chesterfield.
Their appointment is for a period of three years.
SRDF Chief Security Officer, Nicholas Nestor, described the event as a significant milestone and a proud moment for the Wardens.
Nestor explained that there are incidents of harassment and intimidation at sites managed by the SRDF.
Nestor told St Lucia Times that the police would have to be summoned to deal with such problems but now the Wardens have powers of arrest to deal with such incidents.
He noted that the new SPCs will be able to arrest offenders, charge them and take them to court.
The SRDF Chief Security Officer disclosed that originally, fifteen persons did the course at the Police Training Academy from September 4 to 15, 2017, with fourteen of the group taking the oath.