Commissioner’s Parade described as motivating
Police High Command
St. Kitts, (Friday 18th February 2011) – On the morning of Thursday 17th February 2011 the rank and file of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force assembled on the parade square at the Police Training School, Ponds Pasture and gave an impressive display of their skills at foot and arms drills before their Commissioner of Police Mr. Austin Williams.
Commissioner Williams indicated the objective of the parade was not only to assess the skills and competencies at drills but that of the overall discipline of the officers.
“I have received numerous complaints about indiscipline officers, and I believe drills are the foundation of a discipline Force. I had the opportunity to interact with and inspect the officers and most of them were of a very high standard.”
A police constable who was on parade said, “I left the parade motivated, it was really inspiring to be up close and personal with my Commissioner, even though he teased me about my weight but then he encouraged me to do something about it fast.”
The parade was ably supported by the rhythmic beat of the Police Band. Commissioner Williams also took the opportunity to recognize Police Constable No. 777 Fredrick for winning the first drills test. Commissioner Williams said more Commissioner Parades are likely to come during the year and urged supervisors and middle managers to groom the men under their command so as to improve their level of discipline and professionalism.