Top Cop Says He Was Reported To ‘Higher Authorities’

Top Cop, Severin Moncherry has said that he wants a professional relationship with Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis.

Moncherry made the disclosure at a news conference last week during which he hit back at the Mayor over remarks that the police chief described as ‘untrue’.

“I will continue to have a professional relationship with the Mayor. I will continue whatever collaboration exists between the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force and the City Constabulary – that will continue,” he explained.

But Moncherry declared that he will not allow the Mayor to step on his toes and remain quiet.

“One of the questions I want to ask the Mayor is, I wonder if his latest attack on the police force is because of his interest in becoming commissioner of police?” The Police Commissioner stated.

The Mayor had hours before the Commissioner spoke, told a news conference that should the office of police chief become vacant, he would apply.

The statement brought laughter from those in attendance.

The police commissioner accused the Castries Mayor of launching an attack on the police force.

Moncherry suggested that the Mayor’s actions were linked to his decision as police chief not to administer an oath to an officer of the Castries Constituency Council (CCC).

“I will continue to refuse for reasons that I am not going to disclose now,” he asserted.

“I think since then the Mayor has been very upset. I have been reported  to higher authorities, but notwithstanding what happened I will stand my ground and I am not going to administer the oath to this particular officer,” Moncherry made clear, adding that it was nothing personal.

“When I act as Police Commissioner I act professionally and will continue to act professionally,” the top cop told reporters.


  1. That should never happen as dishonest persons should not lead the police force. That going to far now, I will have to let the public know what the Mayor is really about.

  2. This petty fight is not good for any of them. It undermines cohesion at a time when it’s needed most. Also, the back and forth can sap morale within both organizations. It’s okay to fight. Yes,…behind closed doors. The best organizations do it.

  3. When will the police start patrolin the hotel workers can go home wthoul being mug at night…when will marchand police start patrolin Marchand..smh at u…fail..

  4. The mayor is doing a good enough job but he need not let it get to his head. Do what you were hired to do and stay in your section Mr. Mayor.

  5. The commissioner is right in not administering the oath to this guy. He is not of the calibre needed to be in law enforcement and the mayor needs to have his guys stationed at the cdc near the court. I know he won’t have them posted there because it will not be good for the guys selling their high grade there .

  6. Big guys shame to you all.Keep your shite amongst yourselves,you will never fix this,and the politicians will prevail,they hold the cards.Its embarrasing for the country.

  7. Please please please fire this lazy so call top cop .he has no organization in his force and if you ask me mate just lazzzyyy !!

  8. SLUTimes writer, why are you making three stories out of one – are you on training!

    You’ll just trying to keep the Major in the news. The man can’t even speak proper English he should go to his brother Claudius for lessons.

  9. The cop Mr moncherry is a highly trained and educated man,let the man do his job,because he don’t sit by bars and drink with them, they have a problem with that,they r not giving the man a chance to do his job and because Mr Francis brother is minister for the police department that’s why he feels he can do and say what he wants but the commissioner is not afraid of him because he’s not doing what they want him to do ,they feel they can take him for papishow. ..the commissioner is a strait and respectable man,let him do his job….

  10. The mayor should really act professional and stop going to his brother, every time for none sense, the cop Mr moncherry is a highly trained man and very educated,they don’t give him a chance to do what he has planed,politics can’t help the crime rate, allow him to put his skills in place….the mayer can’t come close to Mr moncherry, why it always have to be politics, let the commissioner put his ideas ,I know he can make a difference

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