Police Awards Night

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THE annual week of activities for the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force ended last Sunday with an awards ceremony dinner.

The event was a shining moment for the management of the police force which took time to show off the exemplary work of some of its members, units and even police stations.

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Take for example the Vieux Fort Police Station which for the past year had made customer service the core of its operational plans. Officers based at that police station, along with corporate partners delivered food hampers to several needy families in the south, constructed a two bedroom house for an amputee, held several summer programmes for young people in that part of the country and delivered a serious blow to crime in the area by holding meetings with gang members. The success of this is seen in the reduction in killings and homicides in the area and better interaction between the police and members of the public in that part of the country. The station recorded a decrease in sick leave and absentees for the past year, a clear case that staff was indeed motivated. The Vieux Fort Police Station actually typified the theme of this year’s police week which was “The Community and the Police; A partnership in Action”.

It is no wonder that the station won the award for Police Station of the Year being ajudged the most productive on the island.

Lets take a look at some of the law enforces who work in keeping our communities safe.

Micah George is an established name in the journalism landscape in St. Lucia. He started his journalism tutelage under the critical eye of the Star Newspaper Publisher and well known journalist, Rick Wayne, as a freelancer. A few months later he moved to the Voice Newspaper under the guidance of the paper’s recognized editor, Guy Ellis in 1988.

Since then he has remained with the Voice Newspaper, progressing from a cub reporter covering court cases and the police to a senior journalist with a focus on parliamentary issues, government and politics. Read full bio...

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