Government Will Not Reward Inaction or Passivism from Police Officers, Says Minister of National Security

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 14, 2015 (SKNIS): Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said police officers “should not portray a wait and see attitude as his government will not reward inaction or passivism”, during his monthly press conference at the Parliamentary Lounge of Government Headquarters on Tuesday, October 13.

Dr. Harris noted that the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) will get the kind of mentoring and capacity building support critical in the fight against crime.

“We expect a new fleet of vehicles for our law enforcement agencies,” said Dr. Harris. He appealed to all ranks of police, from constables to commissioner to do more. “The wait and see attitude will not solve crime.”

Dr. Harris appealed to citizens to report any information which they may have on any crime.

“It does not matter whether the crime was committed recently or long time ago,” he said, adding that no crime and no homicide must go unsolved. “The life we may save may be our own or that of a family member, a friend of acquaintance.”

The Prime Minister pointed out that as his Government implements steps to enhance the peace, safety and security of the country and by large citizens and residents, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will be in the Federation this week to advance discussions with the police on how best they can help achieve positive results to crime fighting.

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