Lawmen warn against impersonating police officers

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Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodeny

(STRATCOM RELEASE)

It has been brought to the attention of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda that, there appear to be persons within society impersonating Police Officer.

It is unfortunate, when unscrupulous persons decide to impersonate Officers as this action contradicts every function of good policing. This is an act that the Police Administration strongly condemns.  It is therefore imperative that members of the public be reminded that there are laws against impersonating police officers.

ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA CHAPTER 330 OF THE POLICE ACT and more specifically SECTION 86 STATES:

Every person not being a police officer who police officer.

  • without the permission of a Gazetted Police Officer wears, either in whole or in part, the dress, or assumes the name, designation or description of any police officer or wears any dress or assumes any name or designation resembling and intended to resemble the dress, name or designation of any police officer; or
  • in any way pretends to be a police officer, for the purpose of obtaining admission into any house or other place or of doing any act which such person would LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Police (CAP. 330 49 not by law be entitled to do of his own authority,

 

PENALTIES:  shall be liable, on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding six months.

 

The Police Administration is, therefore, taking this opportunity to:

 

  • Advise the public to be mindful of your surrounding while paying keen attention to details.
  • Reassure the general public of our un- wavered support in providing efficient and effective policing in our continued efforts to serve and protect the citizens and residents of Antigua and Barbuda.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. The police need to dig deeper into this report, something does not sound right. Who told the impersonators where the officer’s mother works etc. There are more questions than answers.

  2. The police head seem more concerned with the impersonation than the attempted kidnapping.
    As usual no investigative work will be done, and the officers will continue playing dominoes at the St. John’s station and watch videos on their phones at American road oblivious to the crime situation sprawling out of control around us.
    All these CID officers should be sent home to st vincent and a team brought in from Canada or England to close all these u solved crimes.

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