The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) has revealed that a total of 257 of its staff, classified as frontline workers have been vaccinated.
The vaccinated staff represents 81 percent of that category are listed as administration and support staff.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams said he is happy that the number of vaccinated staff improved from 30 percent.
“The vaccination process is ongoing for the RTCIPF, and I am proud of the staff who were willing to take the jab. There are personnel who were initially reluctant, but we made them aware of the importance of the vaccine. I want to encourage the remaining officers to consider taking the vaccine,” says Deputy Commissioner Adams.
Deputy Commissioner Adams added, “We are especially grateful to the Ministry of Health for their support over the last several months in getting our officers and support staff vaccinated and their help in the weekly COVID-19 testing of our unvaccinated staff. Additionally, we are also grateful for the continuous support of Acting Governor H.E. Anya Williams. The Executive Team of the RTCIPF will ensure that the organization continues to do its part in the fight against COVID19 in the Turks and Caicos Islands”.
The Executive Team of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, in collaboration with the Police Welfare Association (PWA), recently introduced a Vaccination Raffle.
The raffle was open to Officers from the ranks of Inspector to District and Special Constables and support staff who had received their first and second dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine by June 30, 2021, in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
On Friday, July 2, 2021, Acting Governor H.E. Anya Williams was on hand to select the winning names. The first prize winner received $3,000.00, while the second and third prize winners received $1,000.00 each.
“The PWA is pleased to be collaborating with the Force Executive Team in the Covid 19 Vaccination Raffle where one lucky Officer won $3000.00. However, as Officers fight crime, getting vaccinated will be helping in the fight again the Covid-19 Virus.
“We believe that Vaccination is an important tool in fighting against this deadly virus that took two of our colleagues this year. While not mandatory, we encourage all officers to consider taking both shots”, says PWA Chairlady Tammika Lall-Williams.