Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry, vowing that he will continue to fight for his men and ensure that whatever working conditions they have is the best, has urged police officers to do their best even when there is mould.
He told a ceremony earlier this week to hand over the newly renovated Soufriere police station that the main role of law enforcement officers is to serve and protect.
Moncherry declared that officers have to work with what they have.
“So even sometimes when there is mould we need to do our best and not just give up – throw out hands in the air and say ‘I cannot work’,” he asserted.
“Because I believe that not just police officers but sometimes other government workers capitalise on the mere word ‘mould’ to report sick,” the Police Commisssioner told his audience.
“We have a whole lot of specialists in that area these days that anyone can tell you when there is mould; so Mr. Minister you don’t need to invest in H&L and the others. We have specialists all over the place who can tell you when there is mould,” Moncherry told the audience which included National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis.
Mould growth has been an issue affecting a number of police and government departments with the problem being recently confirmed at the Vieux Fort police station.