Police recruits urged to maintain discipline and excellence

Police recruits
Police recruits

Chief Instructor Inspector Paul Laville has called on police recruits to continue to maintain discipline and excellence as they prepare for the task ahead.

“Let me encourage you to continue to strive for  excellence as you join the ranks of the Police Force. The learning process has just begun. You need to develop a passion for policing and not just regard it as a monthly paying job,” Inspector Laville said.

He reminded them that, they were joining at a time when much more is demanded from the police and the conduct and discipline of police officers are called into question. He said as police officers, they were expected to face numerous challenges and will be called upon to make tough decisions.
“As police officers…be confident, firm, fair and courteous. Be true to your oath that you took to execute your functions. “In the performance of your duties, you shall respect and protect human dignity and maintain and uphold the rights of all persons, regardless of his or her background,” he said.

Police Chief Daniel Carbon also warned the graduating officers that he “will have a Zero tolerance for bad behaviour.” He called on them to “be firm and fair at all times, be happy, enjoy your job, resist bribes and other temptations.”

36 officers graduated ( 29 males and 7 females) Best recruit award went to PC Allen Alexander followed by Damian Jules. Best turned out female was WPC Euley Baptiste. The Commissioner shield for most disciplined student went to Ivan Fontaine.

It was the 31st passing out parade at the police training school.

passing out parade
Police recruits at passing out parade

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56 Comments

  1. Francis henry
    May 13, 2014

    Another Delices police got most discipline recruit, I guess the village of Delices is doing a good job, Inspector Johnny Williams once got most discipline recruit, and he is from Delices.

  2. John
    September 5, 2013

    They look good in those starched uniforms just hope that they do not just sit at HQ but go out and protect tourists visitors to Dominica at the beaches and sites that tourists visit to stop all those robberies and other crimes on tourists. They are also carrying military style rifles M-16 hope they use them too on criminals.

  3. CoulibistrieIfromwe
    September 5, 2013

    Congratulations and best wishes to all the new vibrant and great Dominican Police offers. I’m a “relative and friend” of the Police Force. I wish you all a successful and safe career. Great job Pelam. “all for each and each for all.”

  4. Civillian
    September 5, 2013

    Congrats! Remain focused, disciplined,and fair. Remember cops don’t become criminals but criminals become cops.

  5. Anonymous
    September 5, 2013

    hope they were well trained

  6. serve us rite
    September 5, 2013

    Congrats Officers Victor, Jean and Joseph. Now we are five in numbers we really need the presence of police officers in Dublanc. Please, please please respect you all self so that. You will be respected don’t be afraid to carry on duties without fear or favour may God guide and protect you all

  7. Whoop Whoop
    September 5, 2013

    Congrats to Ivan Fontaine Delices shines again for being the most disciplined recruit . Keep it up . I know you will

  8. representin the sout
    September 5, 2013

    the south really producing intelligent and dedicated pple yh …….PC Damian Jules is from Grand Bay(Montine) and PC Allen Alexander is frm Marigot so proud of dem !!!!! you all made it till the end congrats :-D :) :-P 8)

    • ................
      September 5, 2013

      Maybe you are referring to the children who wrote and did exceptionally well on the CSEC exam this year.If not, i wonder if you know what you are saying.

  9. flyboy
    September 5, 2013

    Congratulations to the graduating class of the newly minted members of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force. Remember you are now public servants and should govern yourselves accordingly. You should stand tall and proud because the public will be looking at you. In order to gain respect you have to show respect. Take pride in your work and do not be misled by negative activities.
    Good luck.

  10. south
    September 5, 2013

    Congrats Damian……i’m so proud of u cuz

  11. dublanc
    September 5, 2013

    congrats to the new officers of Dublanc officer jean and the others we really need you all

  12. Bala
    September 5, 2013

    Congratulations to PC Allen Alexander. I am not surprised,you have displayed good traits.

  13. resident
    September 5, 2013

    Well done Euley…Cross Street possie

  14. Lougaoo Mem
    September 5, 2013

    Congratulations Police Recruits! Looking real sharp as you step-out on the left. Proud of you!

    We support you as you undertake your duties to maintain the peace and security of the people and nation.

    Thank You!

  15. September 5, 2013

    Congratulations to our newly recruited Police Officers. Security of our society is paramount to our development. May God bless you all in executing your new responsibilities to the Motherland, with the highest level of excellence and commitment.

  16. September 5, 2013

    congrats to them,hope they go the wrong way like the others in the drug squard,very dangerous.doing illegal activities.

    • Am straight......!
      September 5, 2013

      what are you really saying?…..

      • dominica
        September 8, 2013

        I guess immigrant is saying what u can understand. don’t be bias. is not for one set. but those they thinking that dirty , is not the dirty ones at all. instead the real dirty ones are being protected and the godsons of those in charge.

  17. September 5, 2013

    Congrats guys, keep up the good name of Dominica police force. and the pride and dignity of it’s people.

  18. spad
    September 5, 2013

    ozil and big tourch dere hard

  19. Anonymous
    September 5, 2013

    Congtates to all, [firm but fair will be your motto] , don’t fall for bribes professionalisms is the key.

  20. OGES
    September 5, 2013

    Congrats Allen you made your family and Marigot proud we are leaders not followers.

    • Teacher
      September 5, 2013

      Well done Allen…..you must have excelled in report and statement writing! So proud of you!!!

  21. gwaj
    September 5, 2013

    Congrats to all. I am seeing one police recruit there forget to do his eyes right. LOL

  22. Deborah Peters
    September 5, 2013

    where is pelam coming in? is he a recruit?

  23. Pondera
    September 5, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS! Let us wish them well in the execution of duty. Our current Commissioner will ensure that these officers are cultured into fairness and respect for all. I sense that we have a commissioner who means what he says and says what he means. The police force is in good hands.

  24. Proud
    September 5, 2013

    Congratulations to all especially Mr. Damian Jules from Grand Bay. You make us proud.

  25. Joe
    September 5, 2013

    In other words, as long as you go after people with marijuana and get creative with coke, you good.

  26. well wisher
    September 5, 2013

    congrat brandon we are proud of u bro

  27. Linky
    September 5, 2013

    Big up to d man Allen… Congrats! Good start.. On a high note

  28. Anonymous
    September 5, 2013

    Congrats to the new officers from Castle Bruce.

  29. biggs
    September 4, 2013

    well done pelam

  30. aa
    September 4, 2013

    That should give us more possibility to have the beaches and other areas prone to robbery of tourists covered.

    • Bushman
      September 5, 2013

      So many Police in New York and they still robbing,killing and all other crimes,so what a useless point!!

      • ChooPs
        September 7, 2013

        Dominica and New York are not the same yuh donkey

  31. dread
    September 4, 2013

    good to see

  32. Jersey Dominican
    September 4, 2013

    Congratulation to you all your job has just started to enforce the law of the land and protect the citizen of the community also like say congratulation to my nephew I Avery proud of you son .

  33. September 4, 2013

    The memories came back and I got emotional. Yes, 33 years ago, in February 1980, about 30 of us Dominicans, graduated at the Barbados Regional Police Training Center and I was very proud to be a police for 7 years.

    Certainly, the discipline which I held unto was critical, and today made me very successful in Houston, Texas, USA, where I am now a Degreed Corporate Security Manager for CBRE Real Estate, # 1 Real Estate Company in the USA and in the World. Discipline is critical to success. God Bless our young Police graduates.

    Course mates like Hobbes Jno Baptiste, Robertson Laurent, Johnny Williams, Nathalie Pacquette, and Clifton Jon Baptiste are still serving in the Dominica Police Force and I know that they are proud and doing well.

    • Francis henry
      May 13, 2014

      Rolle this is 320 Henry;f keep it up partner, corse 68

  34. Anonymous
    September 4, 2013

    good job ivan wish u well

  35. Raeoga
    September 4, 2013

    Congratulations my brother keep up the faith even in the force. Stay serving God and make ur brothers and sisters proud serving your country but God first.

  36. Anonymous
    September 4, 2013

    Wish u all gd luck

  37. Satelite
    September 4, 2013

    It sems that all police chief Carbon can sing is the first verse of his one and only song, “will have a Zero tolerance for bad behaviour.”

  38. Domincan to de bone
    September 4, 2013

    congratulations to all the new police officers.

  39. Anonymous
    September 4, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

  40. TRUEMAN
    September 4, 2013

    ***PASSION IS FROM WITHIN & NOT LEARNT***

    According to: Chief Instructor Inspector Paul Laville

    “You need to develop a passion for policing and not just regard it as a monthly paying job,” Inspector Laville said”.

    …………………..

    Well Chief,

    I personally think that passion for law enforcement can not be thought. This type of passion comes from within. If you don’t have the passion for such type of work “BEFORE” one becomes a police officer then there’s little hope of being an effective & honorable officer!

    Passion… is what seperates the good and great officers from the bad/dirty ones.

    -Thanks

  41. annonimous
    September 4, 2013

    wonder why they are not dressed in red?

  42. "O" STRESS"
    September 4, 2013

    Congratulations to all the new and fresh recruits to our Police force we need every hands on deck. Many moons ago I heard that same speech and I was as excited as a little boy receiving his toy for Christmas it felt good. But be careful all that can change in a minutes once you begin to follow the Slackers, and duckers, in the force. Be a leader not a follower A good police officer is one who is well rounded and can hold their own in any department and excel regardless where he or she is posted to perform. A word of advice remember the smoke you all saw coming from Head Quarters was not food they were cooking, for who in the kitchen will feel the heat, go get them bad guys and girls and make a difference but watch your backs. Sometimes the culprits are imbedded in the force itself and that’s a dame shame. Things will never be the same again.

  43. law enforcer
    September 4, 2013

    congrats to all of course 31….the road aint ez all the time but enjoy it

  44. Anonymous
    September 4, 2013

    My question is, do we have a Police force or a police service? just wondering.

    • "O" STRESS"
      September 5, 2013

      Both. Next Question.

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