Words of advice for police officers

Acting Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon

Recently installed acting Police Chief Daniel Carbon wants officers to stay focused on the job.

He is advising them to be wary of greed, and avoid temptation.

Carbon replaced Chief Cyril Carette, who has left on pre-retirement leave after two years at the helm.

“You must know where you came from, know where you are and where you are going,” the acting chief said in an interview with Dominica News Online.

“You have to conduct yourself professionally and this is my wish; police officers needs to be focused, do the work, be committed,” he said.

According to Acting Commissioner Carbon, every single police officer must be satisfied with what they have.

“You cannot want to be rich overnight, take it one day at a time and control what you have.  Stay away from being greedy and selfish, and budget what you have so you won’t fall to temptation,” is his advice to his officers.

He is describing the police officer as “an emblem of the society with lots of power”.

“You have to gain the confidence of the state and the country.  One single act of misconduct can go far to derail the force, the citizens have placed trust in you and you must do it with respect, commitment and a high level of professionalism,” Carbon  remarked.

The acting commissioner describes himself as “a well-rounded police officer” who has worked in various departments of the police force.

“I have worked in CID; in the out district police station, Marigot, Portsmouth, Grand Bay, as a prosecutor in Roseau courts, in the traffic department, the Special branch, acted as deputy chief and is now acting chief of police”.

Carbon told DNO that he wants to ensure that the police force goes in the right direction.

He says even as a young constable his fellow officers and superiors had a lot of confidence in him, advising him to “stay focused” and so he did just that.

“I was nurtured and when I joined the force it was a sharp unit then….I served under various commissioners. Simon Darroux was very instrumental in my career development and also Antoine Defoe who guided me and ensured that I did my work in a very professional manner,” he recalled.

Forty-seven-year old Carbon is married, and considers both St Joseph and Vieille Case his home.

He has explained that he was born in St. Joseph but at six months old his mom moved to Vieille Case, his current home.

Carbon attended the Portsmouth Secondary School (PSS) and joined the Dominica police Force in 1985 after graduating.

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  1. September 25, 2012

    Congratulations AC Carbon. Remain professional and guide and direct the young members toward discipline, integrity, and professionalism.

    Best Regards,
    Vincent Rolle, Houston, Texas. ( SSU 1980 – 1986)

    July 21, 2012

    Congratulation Chief. Very Glad. One of Your Visiting Sergeants told me recently, you are very qualify to become the Chief of Police. He predicted, it would not be long before it happen. He had expressed admiration for Superintendant Alexander. To reiterate, Congratulation for the deserved elevation to the postion of Chief. Best wishes

  3. woman time
    July 17, 2012

    I think that its time they begin to see the potential of women in the police force and put away this political card which they use everytime when making this decision. No offence but i think superintendent yvonne alexander is more than qualified to hold the position of chief of police. She is a good role model, she is intelligent and too many times we use people to do the task and we get angry everytime they come back with good results because we expected them to fail.

  4. HYPE
    July 17, 2012

    So all Carbon can talk about is d Police Force. So what you have to say to the public. Nothing then. That is all, all, they put you there to do, ensure that there are no misconduct in the Police Force. What about, speaking to the PM to have the police in a better working environment. Look at your charge office. Why not talk about the poor condition they work in there. Having to constantly inhale the stench from the cells. No problem in addressing police conduct, but you have other things to do. You forget that man. We had enough about what you plan to do as it concerns inside the force, tell us something else man.

  5. rude boy
    July 17, 2012

    well daniel we from the same village go school togather play our school spots am so happy for u boy its about 27years you in the force dont care what people say u worthy it them might say because you and the PM from the same village but we dont care we vieille case people run things in DA you know me go be back home soon man God by your side my friend D.Carbon thats from the RudeBOY

  6. Civilized
    July 17, 2012

    “You have to gain the confidence of the state and the country. One single act of misconduct can go far to derail the force, the citizens have placed trust in you and you must do it with respect, commitment and a high level of professionalism,” Carbon remarked. SIR, I HOPE THAT YOU WILL SAY THIS TO YOUR PRIME MINISTER WHEN HE TRIES TO GET YOU INVOLVE IN ACTS THAT ARE UNSEEMLY. LIKE HE DID TO THE LAST INSPECTER AND THEN DROPED HIM LIKE A HOT POTATO.

  7. i miss my baby
    July 17, 2012

    i mean better job,Trust me i know i have hard the man speak he is so fluenent with his words with alil practise and encouragement he will have a very good impact on the police force. But i want to tell mr Carriet that he did a very good job and i will miss hearing his voice and seeing his face .

  8. i miss my baby
    July 17, 2012

    i not supporting mr carbon nr wit6h all due respect, i think that inspector Ainsworth Irish have more knowledge in that criteria and i think he will do a good job

  9. J/A
    July 16, 2012

    oh that you mr carbon great guy i think he will do good at the top becouse he is a people’s person

  10. lee
    July 16, 2012

    Mr. Commissioner I wish you well.

  11. MewMew
    July 16, 2012

    Congratulations, Daniel, from a former schoolmate at PSS.

  12. concern
    July 16, 2012

    please sir clean up that police force and make us safe in dominica.

  13. GOM
    July 16, 2012

    I rode on a bus with two police officers. One Drunk and the other under the weather also. It’s a shame when one listened to the amount of garbage these two so called officers had to spew out.One was hell bent on making a pass at an underaged female,until the mothet intervened.OMG.! God Help Us!
    Happy Mr Carbon that you know the type of officers that are in this force.
    Weed Out the Bad Eggs Please!!!!!!!

  14. no name
    July 16, 2012

    Well said Commissioner (acting). Need to clean up the force, too many bad apples in there

  15. Anonymous
    July 16, 2012


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