31 Police Recruits Graduate Following 42nd Passing Out Parade of Course #43
By: Chaïra Flanders
Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 15, 2019 (ZIZ News): Thirty-one recruits of Course 43 have successfully completed a rigorous six-month training course and are set to join the ranks as full-fledged constables in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF).
The twenty-eight males and three females officially received their badge numbers at the 42nd Graduation Ceremony which is commonly known as the Passing Out Parade at the Police Training Complex on Wednesday August 15 2019.
Inspector Eldrin Dickenson, the Commandant of the Police Training School said when Course 43 started on Monday January 28 2019, only 14 recruits held valid driver’s license. However after pushing themselves, more than 20 recruits have earned valid driver’s licenses to assist in the upcoming island Highway Patrol initiative.
Inspector Dickenson also expressed his delight in seeing the group as a highly competitive set who were determined to learn as much as possible whether in physical exams or exams on topic such as evidence and procedure and or criminal law.
Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris, shared words of encouragement with the graduating class. He also advised them to put what they’ve learned to practice and safeguard the people of St. Kitts and Nevis who now depend on their protection.
He said, “You have made your family and loved ones, as well as your fellow citizens and residents, proud in becoming full-fledged members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force. This is quite an achievement, and I now expect that you will begin to protect and serve our communities, paying particular care and respect for victims and vulnerable members of our society.”
Dr. Harris also said, “Let concern and compassion be at the heart of everything you do as a member of the Police Force.”
The group of recruits consists of nationals from St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and Grenada.
No. 942 Constable Lesburt Jeffrey received the Baton of Honour and was named Best Recruit. He was also named most consistent and presented the Prime Minister’s Plaque by Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris.
The Parade was led by the National Youth Explorers drum band.