The Police Welfare Association (PWA) has urged the Woman Police Constable (WPC) at the centre of a probe for allegedly refusing to take a telephone call from the Minister of National Security, Hermangild Francis, to remain strong amidst the controversy.
Francis has been condemned on social media over the issue.
Asked how the WPC felt about the entire affair, PWA President, Travis Chicot told St Lucia Times that he was not sure.
“But I know as the President I have asked her to remain strong,” Chicot said.
He said the PWA will not be quick to speak, but will await the outcome of the investigation.
“This is something that every police officer at one time or the other will go through,” the PWA official observed.
He disclosed plans to meet with the PWA executive on Monday and with the WPC.
“After she has informed me in its entirety what has transpired, I will make a formal statement on the matter,” he promised.
According to Chicot, a lot of members of the PWA are feeling ‘disgruntled’ at present.
“Morale is at an all time low, so it is always our responsibility as an association to meet with the membership and assist in any way that we can to increase morale,” Chicot explained.