Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 7, 2016 (RSCNPF): A gift of ten (10) emergency vehicle strobe lights was presented to Commissioner of Police Mr. Ian M. Queeley on Wednesday (April 6) by a concerned citizen acting on an observation shared in a conversation with friends.
In the brief but very significant Handing Over Ceremony at the office of the Commissioner of Police at Police Headquarters, Mr. Othneil Hyliger said, the idea came about after a conversation he had with a friend. According to Mr. Hyliger, “my friend shared an experience with me, while he was driving on the F. T. Williams Highway about one (1) month ago, when he was pulled over by an unmarked police vehicle,” he added, my friend said, “they were flicking the lights on and he noticed that it was the police that pulled him over” said Mr. Hyliger.
Mr. Hyliger said he was concerned about the situation and inquired if there were no “emergency lights” for officers to use when utilizing unmarked cars. Not being satisfied with the response he said he contacted the Commissioner and extended the gesture.
Commissioner Queeley on accepting the donation said “I would like to thank Mr. Hyliger for his timely donation. These lights will be put to good use with our unmarked police vehicles. It is always pleasing to know that there are persons in the community, who take their civic duty seriously and demonstrate their commitment to the fight against crime. Once again, we thank you very much.” Commissioner Queeley also echoed a welcome for others in the public to come on board.
Present at the brief ceremony were Deputy Commissioner Hilroy Brandy, Assistant Commissioner Responsible for Operations Terrance James and Inspectors responsible for the tactical units, and other Force Personnel.