Commissioner Tells New Police Officers ‘Have Love For People’

Recruits doing a drill display in 2019 ceremony

Forty-seven new police officers have been told to put people at the center of their profession.

Speaking at the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda Graduation ceremony today, Acting Police Commissioner Atlee Rodney instructed the graduands to have a love for people.

“I want you to have a love for people. We serve as a law enforcement agency, but yet remember that it is a service organisation,” said Rodney.

Rodney also advised the new police officers to build relationships with members of the community.

“You will also strive to build relationships with the community that you serve ” He added

Rodney also encouraged the graduands to uphold their professionalism even when faced with criticism.

“And yes you will the best customer service regardless of criticism and even unwarranted insults.” said Rodney.

The recruits are from Course 47 and their training started on June 24 and lasted  for 25 weeks.

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