Ex-Po­lice As­so­ci­a­tion AGM

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Ex-Po­lice As­so­ci­a­tion held its An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on Sun­day 24th April, 2016 at Deb­bie's in La­borie and the fol­low­ing per­sons were elected as mem­bers of the New Ex­ec­u­tive: He­len Charles Louis - Pres­i­dent, Tracy Romiel Charle­magne - Vice Pres­i­dent, Chriselda Bran­ford - Sec­re­tary, Claudius Wil­liams - As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary, Carl Mar­shall - Trea­surer, Ken­win Collins - So­cial Di­rec­tor, El­lis Black - Chap­lain, An­drew Wilkin­son - As­sis­tant Chap­lain, Al­lan John - Trus­tee, Ge­orge Rock –-Trus­tee, Bres­ford Hardin - Trus­tee.

The key­note ad­dress was pre­sented by ACP Pelius. The high­light of the ad­dress noted the sac­ri­fice, com­mit­ment and con­tri­bu­tion which mem­bers of the As­so­ci­a­tion had made to­wards cit­i­zen se­cu­rity and, by ex­ten­sion, the preser­va­tion of our na­tional sta­bil­ity.

Pelius spoke about the en­cour­age­ment of a part­ner­ship be­tween the As­so­ci­a­tion and the R.S.L.P.F. in mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in so­ci­ety. She also spoke about re­spect for each other on the As­so­ci­a­tion and how mem­bers can make a pos­i­tive im­pact on the lives of youth and el­derly in the so­ci­ety, es­pe­cially women and re­tired po­lice of­fi­cers.

ACP Pelius also high­lighted the chal­lenges ex­pe­ri­enced by mem­bers for train­ing they pur­sued dur­ing the time of ser­vice which could be used to en­cour­age and help young po­lice of­fi­cers. She lamented the chal­lenge of in­dis­ci­pline and law en­force­ment was no ex­cep­tion, re­fer­ring to tech­nol­ogy which has not im­pacted pos­i­tively to the ex­tent ex­pected on dis­ci­pline.

She urged mem­bers to pro­mote the spirit of good­will among them­selves “be­cause the en­ergy of good­will is a pow­er­ful force for so­cial change”. In con­clu­sion she also en­cour­aged all mem­bers of the Ex-Po­lice As­so­ci­a­tion to di­a­logue with the R.S.L.P.F. and feel free to give any form of sup­port that will bet­ter the force as its of­fi­cers strive to make a dif­fer­ence in our so­ci­ety and make our coun­try a bet­ter place in which to live and work.

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