Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 09, 2021 (RSCNPF): Women’s contribution to policing, and law enforcement in general, is immeasurable and this year’s theme for International Women’s Day gives The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force an opportunity to highlight their efforts.
“Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” was the focus for the 2021 observance on March 08. It celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the special guests on the programme will be Chief Immigration Officer, Merclyn Hughes, who was the first woman to attain the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police, and Inspector Shorna Edwards, the first woman to become the Commandant of the Police Training School.
Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy noted that women are at the helm of several units, departments, and outstations in the Force. He has always encouraged women to pursue promotions just as their male counterparts would.
“In the past, and at present, we have been blessed with women whose leadership has helped to steer the organization in a progressive direction and has helped us navigate through difficult times. With them as integral members of the team, we have been able to achieve many of our goals. There is no limit to how far female Officers can reach in the Police Force. I believe that it is only a matter of time before the Federation has a female Commissioner. Women should actively seek out every opportunity for training and promotion,” said Commissioner Brandy proudly.
“Policing With You” is aired live every Thursday on ZIZ radio from 9:15 a.m. It is also streamed live on the Facebook pages of ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation and The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, in addition to ZIZ’s live stream on YouTube.com. Persons can participate in the program by dialing 465-2555, by sending a WhatsApp message to 662-3604 or by posting their questions or suggestions on the Police Force’s Facebook page.