‘Restored Confidence’, the tell-all book written by former Police Commissioner, Vernon Francois, is due to be officially launched this weekend.
Venues at which book signings will take place will be advertised on the former top cop’s Facebook page, St Lucia Times has been informed.
In an interview with St Lucia Times, Francois outlined why he decided to write the book chronicling his years in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).
He recalled that he left the force’s top job in controversial circumstances on September 11, 2015.
“I could have done a few things like go to the media, make noise about it, take people to court,” Francois said.
But he explained that he decided to stay quiet and later took a decision to write his story.
Asked about the reason for the name ‘Restored Confidence’, Francois recalled that under his leadership, the RSLPF had set out to restore confidence through not only Operation Restore Confidence (ORC), but through the work that was done in the community.
He expressed the view that largely, in the eyes of Saint Lucians, the goal was achieved.
In response to a question about whether he had any regrets, the former Commissioner’s response was: “absolutely none whatsoever.”
“I think I fought a good, clean fight. I did all what I had to do and if I had to do it again I would repeat it,” Francois declared.
‘Restored Confidence’, written exclusively by the former Police Chief, has some 240 pages and is published by the Star Publishing Company.