Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has called on members of the constabulary to support the new Commissioner of Police.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Reynold Hadaway proceeded on pre-retirement leave as of yesterday January 2nd, 2018.

Hadaway who took up duties as Commissioner of Police on August 1, 2016, will be succeeded by Colin John, the Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Delivering the keynote address at the Annual Police Awards and Retirement Ceremony held at the Police canteen on Friday December 28, 2017, Prime Minister Gonsalves who is the Minister of National Security thanked Commissioner Hadaway for his tremendous service to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and intimated that a special ceremony will be held to recognise his sterling contribution to the country.

Using a biblical reference, the Prime Minister stated clearly that whoever is going to succeed Commissioner Hadaway must “Go and see” and “Go and do”.

In his speech Prime Minister Gonsalves openly expressed his admiration for Police officers.

He noted that although some people may say that times past in the constabulary were the “good old days”, Police Officers today are in a much better position – with better pay and numerous opportunities for training and allowing them to be able to furnish their skills to become more effective on the job.

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