Police Units Receive Commendation from Prime Minister

SKNIS Photo: Sgt. Adams with members of SSU receives commendation letter from Commissioner Walwyn

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 09, 2013 (SKNIS): The disciplined and effective work of the men and women of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) in 2012 has been saluted in various quarters in society and have received recognition from the Government.

At a ceremony on Monday, January 07, Force Personnel Officer Osmond Petty presented letters of commendation from the Anti-Crime Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister to nine units in the Force.

The Special Services Unit (SSU) under the leadership of Sergeant Adolf Adams was hailed for “its outstanding commitment to duty and to public safety in their dedication to protecting the Federation when called upon to serve.” The Tourism Oriented Police Services (TOPS) Unit headed by Sergeant Jerome Benjamin, the National Police Prosecution Unit commanded by Inspector Diane Mills, were also highlighted.

SKNIS Photo: Sgt. Benjamin receives commendation letter from Commissioner WalwynSKNIS Photo: Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley accepts commendation letter from Commissioner Walwyn on behalf of Insp. Diane Mills

The Delta Squad, which comprises personnel from the police force as well as the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF), was saluted for “putting the pride back in the grey and black.” The commendation letter made special mention of Delta Squad’s leader Woman Sergeant Donna Henderson as well as the members that patrol the Frigate Bay strip and the Nevis rotation for ensuring residents and visitors are kept safe.

SKNIS Photo: Sgt. Alrick Edwards, flanked by members of Delta Squad, accepts commendation letter from Commissioner WalwynSKNIS Photo: Sgt. Rogers with members of the Drug Squad receives commendation letter from Commissioner Walwyn

Commendation was also extended to the men and women of the Drug Squad Unit led by Sergeant Travis Rogers, who are assisted greatly by the Coast Guard Unit of the SKNDF. Rueben Pollock and the staff of the Telecommunication Center of the RSCNPF were cited as one of the most improved unit’s in the agency.

SKNIS Photo: Rueben Pollock flanked by Telecom staff receives commendation letter from Commissioner WalwynSKNIS Photo: W Sgt. Wallace and staff of Tabernacle Police Station receives commendation letter from Commissioner Walwyn

Also receiving the distinction of being among the most improved were the officers of the Tabernacle Police Station under the supervision of Woman Sergeant Carla Wallace. Personnel of the Dieppe Bay Police Station under the supervision of Woman Corporal Carlene Phipps were recognized for their “untiring efforts to implement the crime reduction initiatives.”

SKNIS Photo: W Cpl. Phipps and officers at Dieppe Bay Police Station receives commendation letter from Commissioner WalwynSKNIS Photo: Officer of the Year WPC Percival was credited for going above the call of duty in a commendation letter

Additionally, Woman Police Constable Abigail Percival of the Stapleton Police Station was recognized as the Officer of the Year. She was praised for going “above the call of duty” on many occasions even while on vacation.

The officers were assured that the Anti-Crime Unit, on behalf of the Government, will continue to give full support to the commitment of the Agency to protect and serve the people of Federation.

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