Regional police forces being standardized – Blackmoore

Dominican police officers in parade
Dominican police officers in parade

Minister of Justice and Immigration, Rayburn Blackmoore, has revealed that moves are being made to standardize police forces throughout the region; a move that will allow law enforcement officials to serve abroad.

“There’s now concerted effort to ensure the police force throughout the region becomes a professional body and standardized throughout various member states,” he said, at a press conference, on Friday.

Blackmoore noted, however, that in order for the measure to be effective, each police force must meet a certain standard.

“I believe we have to get to a point where senior police officers have to be able to serve in other countries. That is important,” he articulated. “But, in order to do so, every police force has to be up to a particular standard.”

He spoke of discussions with the Attorney General and Permanent Secretary concerning the altering of the Police Act to allow the exchange of human resources between Police Forces within the region.

The Minister explained that the initiative is especially important to prevent law enforcement officers from becoming complacent.

“In some cases, some of us get too comfortable with the environment in which we operate; and, consequently, we’re not as effective and efficient as we ought to be, insofar as the performing of our tasks, and functions, and obligations are concerned,” he said.

Additionally, Blackmoore divulged that officials are in discussion as to whether or not police officers should be subjected to an annual fitness test.

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11 Comments

  1. May 10, 2016

    Thank you Mr Robert PEEL. I smell the smoke where`s the fire?? Man all you Good. Only for Dominica.

  2. kent
    May 10, 2016

    Fitness test sounds great

  3. Dave Bertrand
    May 10, 2016

    How much is it going to cost tax payers?

  4. guest of honor
    May 10, 2016

    “Up to a certain standard?” you mean like investigating corruption?? well then Dominica is not and will not ever be up to a certain standard!!!

  5. Face the Facts
    May 9, 2016

    Being in one job, with no transfer to another department or promotions could cause boredom. This leads to loss of interest.
    An annual fitness test would be appropriate. If not annually, it could be every two years.

  6. Shaka Zulu
    May 9, 2016

    “In some cases, some of us get too comfortable with the environment in which we operate; and, consequently, we’re not as effective and efficient as we ought to be, insofar as the performing of our tasks, and functions, and obligations are concerned,” he said.
    I love that mr blackmoore that is why i am strongly in support of Changing government every 10yrs.

    • dee
      May 10, 2016

      In some cases ,some of us get too comfortable with the GOVERNMENT with which we serve .
      ????????????????????????????
      I am of the same opinion

  7. silver fox
    May 9, 2016

    It’s time something is done, make Dominica a safe place to be again

  8. papa
    May 9, 2016

    Blah blah

  9. UDOHREADYET
    May 9, 2016

    Yes, good idea

  10. UDOHREADYET
    May 9, 2016

    Yes, Yes Yes.

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