Tobago’s Community Policing Division honoured 30 police officers, youth club leaders and community policing support officers at its annual gala function held recently at the Victor E. Bruce Financial Complex, Scarborough.
Showering praises on the social services’ workers, supervisor of the Community Policing Unit, Tobago Division, ASP Collis Hazel, said: “Despite the small strength of officers to service the island, the Community Policing Unit has maintained all its targets established by the Police Service in achieving its goal of ‘strengthening community engagements and citizen-centered partnerships’.”
Hazel asked that internal and external stakeholders pay special attention to families in an effort to reduce the workload of the Community Policing Unit.
He noted that attention will be paid to developing neighbourhood watch programmes and establishing police youth clubs in secondary schools and children’s homes.
In bringing greetings, Tobago Division Senior Superintendent Joanne Archie thanked the officers, youth club leaders and civilian members for their commitment to the Community Policing Initiative.
In applauding them for their “tremendous support,” she urged them to continue working hard at detecting and reducing crime. She also pledged to continue using the partnership approach to improve policing on the island.
Charlotteville Police Youth Club
Leader: Rheanne Moore, Assistant Leader: Coleen Martin-Jordan
Plymouth/Bethesda Police Youth Club
Leader: Andrea Quamina
Whim Police Youth Club
Leader: Glenville Wilson, Assistant Leader: Mary Patrick
Canaan/Bon Accord Police Youth Club
Leader: June Lashley-Smith, President: Alana De Silva
Signal Hill Police Youth Club
Leader: Sandra Dee Rochford-Jacob, Assistant Leader: Adana Joseph
Lambeau Police Youth Club
Leader: Shirl Bonas,
Assistant Leader: Esther Charles, President: Sherry-Ann Abraham
Goodwood Police Youth Club
Leader: Cameile Ramsey, Assistant Leader: Arlene Simon-Williams
Roxborough Police Youth Club
Leader: Collis Hazel,
Assistant Leader: Sharon Ramsay-Hazel
President: Shamir Reid
Mt. St. George Police Youth Club
Leader: Larry Brathwaite, Assistant Leader: Rondell James
Moriah Police Youth Club
Leader: Charlene Samaroo
Mason Hall Police Youth Club
Leader: Dexter Edwards, Assistant Leader: Danielle Edwards-Arthur
Belle Garden Police Youth Club
Leader: Jillian Daniel
Scarborough Police Youth Club
Leader: Nicole Sampson, Assistant Leader: Eunice Neptune Alleyne
Bethel Police Youth Club
Leader: Claude Hills, Assistant Leader: Sharon Shade
Special Projects—Community Policing Unit
Omari Taylor, Alana Nedd
Administration—Community Policing Unit