Dr. Harris says Changes will be made within the Local Police Force

(ZIZ News) — National Security Minister, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris has announced that his administration will use the first quarter of 2016 to make changes within the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, including installing a new Police High Command.

“Whoever leads the police force, whether he or she is appointed or acting in the post, must embrace the synergies, the development of intelligence, the consistent application of investigative techniques and science, reliable reporting and record keeping that are also paramount in brining the right persons to justice and obtaining appropriate convictions and sentencing,” he said when he delivered his most recent national address.

Since then, at least one local media outlet has reported that “Assistant Commissioner of Police [ACP] Vaughn Henderson will be transferring to the public prosecutions office,” even citing a start date of January 19th.

On Thursday morning, ZIZ News spoke with the force’s Acting Commissioner Stafford Liburd who reminded that Prime Minister Harris noted that the changes will come within the first quarter of 2016. To this, he said “the quarter has not ended yet. We are only into the first month.”

When asked to comment on the media report that ACP Henderson will be transferring to the public prosecutions office, Liburd said “I have not seen any documents about ACP Henderson moving anywhere and you can quote me on that.”

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