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.