“The PAG”, a Vehicle of Change within the Police Service

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 05, 2016 (RSCNPF): The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has charted a course for improved delivery of service and the transformation of the way it manages processes in two guiding doctrines, the “Police Strategic Plan 2014-2019” and the “Police Service Improvement Plan 2016”.

To manage and effect the proposed changes, the leadership of the Police Service meets monthly in a collaborative meeting of the Police Advisory Group, dubbed “The PAG”. The meeting under the chairmanship of Commissioner Ian Queeley provides a forum to discuss the development, analysis, execution and review of various crime prevention, crime fighting and reduction strategies. In addition, items pertaining to the improvement of Police service both administratively and technologically are also reviewed. The meetings are attended by the high command, departments heads and other law enforcement stakeholders.

“The PAG is an ideal forum for the formulation of the strategies that will take the Police service into the future, we have the benefit of tapping into almost 1000 years of collective policing knowledge from the gathered group” said Commissioner Queeley while commenting on the “PAG”. He added, “we all bring and share the experiences from years of policing and from the training we have attended.”

Commissioner Queeley noted, “the ‘PAG’ serves as a perfect venue for the ventilation of ideas, as we roll out the ‘Stategic Plan and the Service Improvement Plan.” He added, ” many of the deliverables have elements across directorates, so the ‘PAG’ provides that avenue for us to discuss and clarify. The meetings are wholesome and productive, and the ‘PAG’ is intended to serve as a vehicle of change for us.”

The execution and ownership of the various deliverables within each plan rest with the heads of the newly established directorates within the Police service. The four (4) Directorates are, the Service Improvement Directorate, headed by Deputy Commissioner Mr. Hilroy Brandy; the Crime Directorate , headed by Assistant Commissioner Mr. Andre Mitchell; the Operations Directorate , under the leadership of Assistant Commissioner Mr. Terrance James and the Administration, Resources, Intelligence and Technology Directorate , headed by Assistant Commissioner Ms. Merclyn Hughes.

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