Customs Department unveils new look for senior management
|Comptroller of Customs, Mr. Rodney Harris in uniform|
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, June 25, 2013 (Customs P.R.O) – The Customs Department has unveiled its new look for its senior management. As of Monday, June 17, 2013, Customs Senior Managers of the ranks Comptroller of Customs, Deputy Comptroller of Customs, Senior Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Customs Accountant and Administration and Research Officer began to sport the new look uniform.
The designated outfit is made up of matching navy blue tops and trousers or skirts, worn with a Customs shield over the left breast pocket, double lanyard, and a beret.
Rank badges have been assigned to each level of Customs management. The design for each was extracted from the revised Customs logo that will be officially unveiled in the third quarter of this year.
The purpose of the new look is an integral part of the rebranding of the department. For some time, the general public has considered Customs solely as a tax collection arm of the government. While tax collection is a role of the department, our aim is to raise the awareness that Customs is a border security agency and a key player in the facilitation of trade.
The primary purposes of the uniform helps to further instill discipline in Customs officers at all level and to assist members of the general public to readily identify all Customs employees at every rank.
The department thanks the people of St. Kitts and Nevis for the rave reviews that they have given on the new management uniforms as well as on the berets worn by all officers.
We take this effort recommit ourselves and the department to the service of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.