Tribute to first female officer of the RSLPF
The Royal Saint Lucia Force would like to pay tribute to one of its own retired officers, Mrs. Veronica Adley of Hospital Road, Castries.
Mrs. Adley was the first female to be enlisted in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, in 1958. She retired at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police after 31 years of service to the organization.
On Thursday November 27, 2014 the Commissioner and other members of his hierarchy paid a call to the residence of Mrs. Adley during the Police Week’s ‘sick and shut-in’ visits to retired police officers. The 80-year-old retiree was in good spirits and enjoyed the visit by the officers. She was also very grateful for the token gift brought to her on that day.
Mrs. Adley spoke fondly of her days within the organization and remained in touch with it by tuning in every Wednesday to the police radio programme on Radio St. Lucia, “Call the Police”.
On Sunday November 30, 2014 the sad news of the passing of Mrs. Adley was announced. It is with deep sadness that the RSLPF conveys condolences to the family of this pioneer officer. The Commissioner of Police and other officers are indeed happy to have shared in the last moments of her life.
Mrs. Veronica Adley: the first female to be enlisted in
the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.