PM SKerri. *Sean Douglas photo

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said that while the vast majority of police officers in Dominica are law abiding there are some who are not keeping true to their oath of office.

PM Skerrit says government will not allow police officers who are questionable to affect those who are upholding the law.

“As Prime Minister as I am satisfied that you are trying your best in the circumstances. I believe that 99% of the police force are law abiding citizens, but I believe that there is 1% that is not keeping true to their oath of office. We will not allow that 1% to jeopardize the lives and security of the 99% of the police force,” he said.

According to Skerrit, every individual must remain true to their responsibility of upholding law and order in Dominica.

On another note, he urged citizens to support the police force instead of blasting them, despite their assiduous efforts.

“It is disheartening when the police [and] and the customs department and others have to place themselves in harm’s way so that all of us in Dominica can sleep peacefully… We should be applauding the police for the actions they have taken, because while we are asleep soundly in our beds, the police have to leave their families and go into the bushes and go into homes to ensure that the environment is safe for us,” PM Skerrit stated.

He was at the time addressing the official ground-breaking ceremony for a new police station in Grand Bay last week.