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RTCIPF gets 18 Newly-Trained Constables

Acting Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams (in red) Premier Hon. Washington Misick (fourth from right), Tourism Minister Hon. Josephine Connolly (third from left) and Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting (right) were on hand to greet the freshly-trained officers who arrived at the Howard Hamilton International Airport on Sunday from The Bahamas.

Eighteen newly minted police constables, on June 25th, received heroes’ welcome having spent six months training in The Bahamas Police Training School and will join the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF).

The group, consisting of both men and women, were welcomed by Her Excellency Acting Governor Anya Williams, Premier Hon. C Washington Misick, Minister of Tourism Hon. Josephine Connolly, and Commissioner of Police Trevor Potting upon their arrival at Howard Hamilton International Airport.

Police Commissioner Bottom (centre) is photographed with the 18 officers who returned to the Turks and Caicos Islands after their six -week training.

Acting Governor Williams expressed her pride in the group for their willingness to serve their country and take on the role of public service in the police force. She reminded them of the importance of serving with integrity and humility as law enforcers.

Premier Misick added that his government is committed to providing all necessary resources for the new officers to carry out their duties effectively.

Commissioner Botting expressed his pride in their achievement and thanked their families for their sacrifices.

“Having met and interacted with you before your departure six months ago, I had high expectations. And you have exceeded such. I am very proud to call you colleagues and welcome back home. Public service is the best service you can give.

“We are taking the fight to the criminals, and your arrival coincides with the assistance the Force needs. We will use your newly acquired skills to keep the TCI safe. Your enthusiasm warms my heart and I, along with the Force Executive celebrate your success. Welcome back home and we look forward to seeing you make a difference in the TCI,” Commissioner Botting said.

Five officers received awards following their training. They are:

Constables Receiving Awards

●Salvester Harvey: Baton of Honor

●Marx Berlyn Jean: Directors Award

●Salvester Harvey: Top Gun

●Reny Innocent: Most Physically Fit

●Ronaldo Scafe: Best Drill and Deportment

●Shawna Gray: 2nd place Defensive Driving

●Salvester Harvey: Traffic Award

●Reny Innocent: 2nd Place in Firearms.

On June 22, the 18 graduates were part of a joint passing out parade at Rawson Square, Bahamas.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rodney Adams, who was present at the ceremony, addressed the officers, by indicating the baton has now been passed to them, in the office of constable.

“I wish you to remember that you are society’s beacon of hope. The decisions you make as officers now will lay the foundation for those that will follow you in the coming years. You now represent your organizations, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force. Make us all proud of what you will do daily as you police these wonderful communities.

“As you reflect on the policing principles and standards of professional behavior, remember you are not masters of society. You are servants, you will be carrying out a critical role in your respective communities. You will not only represent yourselves and your families,” Adams said.

The We Funk Junkanoo Group greeted the constables as they departed the airport terminal and went to reunite with their families. They will have time to rest before beginning their official orientation.



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