Date: 25th August, 2017


Basseterre, ST KITTS (KYSS) — The Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force met with media on Thursday 24th August to provide an update on developments within the force.

Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley gave a detailed account of the numerous improvements to training as well as the technological advances afforded to the force to assist with its operations.

Questions were fielded from the media by Deputy Commissioner Hilroy Brandy, Assistant Commissioner Merclyn Hughes, and Assistant Commissioner Andre Mitchell.

Other members of law enforcement in attendance included Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Wallace; head of the Forensic Services Unit, Narace Ramnarine; and the Comptroller of Customs, Georid Belle.

Permanent Secretary of National Security, Osmund Petty, was also present.

During the briefing, Commissioner of Police, Ian queeley reported that the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force has spent much of the year bolstering its ranks and improving its skills.

COP Queeley noted that over the past six months, the force has prioritised the recruitment and training of new officers.

The Commissioner said that in addition to utilising innovative ways to attract persons to the force, the process of screening new recruits has also been improved.

Commissioner Queeley also revealed that a number of current police officers have received training regionally and internationally in areas including leadership and management.