(ZIZ News) – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ian Queeley were among the dignitaries present in Nevis at the Annual Constables Awards Ceremony.
ACP Queeley had high praise for the Nevis Division of the Federation’s Police Force. He said it is important to recognise outstanding performers.
“The Nevis Division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, for the past 12 years, has constantly strived to live up to this by honouring the top performers within the various departments so, kudos are in order for the leadership of the Nevis Division,” he said.
“The year in review has been one that was filled with mixed emotions and loaded with varying challenges ranging from resource issues, public ridicule from members of the public and even our C.E.O. but through it all, the leadership continue to press forward and rallying the troops to the clarion call and realised the reduction in crime of some 27 percent,” Queeley added.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Queeley also expressed joy that 45 percent of reported crimes were detected. He said that is way above the internationally accepted standard of 33 percent.
Saturday’s ceremony was held at the Occasions Events Complex at Pinney’s.