SVG Police force has 74 new constables
Seventy-four police officers complete probation Commissioner of Police Colin John has commended the latest batch of 74 men and women who have completed probation and are now fully enlisted into the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF).
“You have completed your two years of probation thus making all of you full-fledged police officers in the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF). This is a new phase in your careers and you need to endeavour to continuously improve your performance and service to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG),” John told the former recruits from course #37.
They received their Confirmation of Appointment in the rank of Constable certificates during a ceremony at the Office of the Commissioner of Police on Tuesday July 27, 2021, a release from the RSVGPF states.
The Commissioner congratulated the officers on their confirmation and urged them to be loyal, law abiding and professional in the conduct of their duties. He cautioned them that as police officers they are not above the law but must seek to enforce and abide by the laws in the exercise of their daily duties.
The officers from Course #37 commenced their initial training at the Old Montrose Police Training School on January 3, 2019 and were the first batch of recruits to have received training after the passage of the Police (Amendment) Act of 2018. That amendment increased the probationary period from 18 months to 24 months. It also stipulates that rather than taking the oath of office upon recruitment into the constabulary, all recruit will do so upon successful completion of training at the Police Training School.