Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has voiced support for Saint Lucia police as they wrap up a one-week training session in human rights and social justice.
The Session is being facilitated by Howard University Lecturer and Human Rights Expert Doctor Edwin Powell.
Police Officers, Fire fighters, Ports police Officers, Correctional Officers and representatives of the City Police are in attendance at the event which ends Friday at at the National Apprenticeship Programme conference room in Vieux Fort.
“I wish to express my government’s continued support for all law enforcement officers in Saint Lucia who continue, on a daily basis, to serve our country,” Prime Minister wrote on his official Facebook page.
His remarks came as police are coming under increasing public scrutiny in the face of a spate of armed robberies and gun violence.
The country has recorded four homicides for the year, the latest occurring this week at Jacmel in which a Syrian national was gunned down.