ZIZ News — Dozens of police officers were awarded on Tuesday morning for their service and commitment to the job in 2013.
Commissioner of Police, Celvin Walwyn, saluted and awarded the men and women of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force for their dedication and service to the people.
The officers were also updated on the recent successes of the police force and the way forward during a lecture presentation.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Stafford Liburd, says despite the awards all officers who worked hard during the year should be commended for their efforts.
“If your name was not there but you worked hard, please continue working. If you know to yourself that you are honestly working, then give yourself your own thanks,” he said.
Police Commissioner Walwyn commended his officers for ensuring there was a reduction in crime for this year.
“You are still part of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police and everything that you have done has led to the reduction in crime to 16 percent since January to November and we could not have done it without you so we want you to continue doing what you are doing,” he said.
The commissioner also made another appeal to members of the public to work alongside the police force to see an even greater reduction in criminal activity.
“We continue to pledge our efforts and our support to the community in helping to reduce crime within your neighbourhoods,” he said. “But we need you to partner with us to help ensure that when you call we will respond; and when we respond we need your assistance to go all the way.”
According to commissioner Welwyn, in October alone there was a 62% reduction in crime in St.Kitts; another feat he commended his officers on achieving.