News from The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force

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Inspector Lyndon David of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF)

SAINT KITTS — Inspector Lyndon David of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) represented the Federation at the ‘Reducing Tsunami Risk in the Western Indian Ocean’ conference which was held in Muscat, Oman from the 22nd-23rd of March 2015.

Inspector David stated that “This trip was very informative and educational, and he has gained knowledge which has enhanced his knowledge of tsunamis and the function of the Tsunami Warning Centres (TWC) and Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP). The conference also highlighted the importance and need of early warning systems, and the capability of the responding departments/agencies to disasters; tsunamis.”

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Division “B” of The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force was placed in the spotlight in policing S.P.I.R.I.T.S Black San’ Bang-A-lang.

The event ended without any major incident, however, one person was taken to the police station for possession of Cannabis.

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Traffic Department Investigates Fatal Traffic Accident

Basseterre, St. Kitts- The Traffic Department is investigating the circumstances by which a fatal traffic accident occurred along the Island Main Road at Johnson Long Path in the vicinity of The University of Medicine and Health Sciences on Monday 6 April 2015 about 6:30 PM.

Initial investigation revealed that motor pick-up PA 6167 owned by Neol’s Courtesy of Farm Estate, Nevis and driven by Ajani Dunrod of West Farm was travelling towards West Farm when the accident occurred. The vehicle had a total of twelve occupants and all were transported to the Joseph N France General Hospital.

Kervin Bergan of West Farm succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, one (1) person was discharged and the other are warded at the hospital.

Ag Commissioner of Police Stafford Liburd therefore takes this opportunity on his own behalf and the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force to express condolences to the family members and friends of the late Kervin Bergan.

The Traffic Department takes this opportunity to remind motorist who are transporting persons in open back vehicles of the following:

VEHICLES AND ROAD TRAFFIC ACT, CHAPTER 15.06, section (12)
A driver of a motor vehicle shall not allow the motor vehicle to carry more persons than it was constructed to seat, or licensed to carry.

In resent times the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has observed a number person transporting persons in open back vehicles. There is a procedure that has to be followed, and all concerned are ask to contact the Traffic Department concerning this procedure.

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SKN Police 6-001Nevis Division Celebrate With Retiring Senior Police Officers

Basseterre, St. Kitts- The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) hosted a farewell ceremony for two (2) retiring senior officers of the force who have contributed to their countrymen’s safety over the last 30 years.

The farewell ceremony was held in the honour of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr. Robert Liburd and Inspector of Police Mr. Franklin Belgrove on Thursday 31 March 2015 at the Charlestown Police Station. Present at this very important occasion were The Honourable Premier of Nevis Mr. Vance Amory, Ag Commissioner of Police Stafford Liburd, Assistant Commissioners of Police Mr. Ian Queeley and Mr. Vaughan Henderson, Force Chaplain Pastor Leroy Benjamin, Superintendents Hilroy Brandy, Merclyn Hughes, Terrence James, and other Gazetted officers and rank and file of the Nevis Division, and well wishers.

Both officers, who served in several departments of the RSCNPF, gained the support and best wishes from fellow officers, including the Ag. Commissioner of Police Stafford Liburd and the Premier of Nevis, Hon. Vance Amory.

Both the Premier Amory and Ag. Commissioner Stafford Liburd thanked the men for their service to the Federation and Police Force and wished them all the best in their life endeavours.

Ag. Commissioner Liburd added that even though they are retiring, they still have so much to lend to the Police Force. “You don’t lose all those years of knowledge and skill and training that you have received.”

He added that “I hope going forward in the coming weeks and months we can demonstrate to the country, to the people that we can work together in ensuring that we make every effort to reduce crime and violence in the Federation.

Premier Amory encouraged other officers to excel within the force, like the retirees and reach for the top positions to better serve their country. He added “there are opportunities for you… we have pledged to give support to the police and find whatever ways we can to make the performance of your duties as efficient and as enjoyable…”

In response to tributes, Inspector Belgrove indicated that when he entered the force some 30 years ago, it was merely an economic decision, but added that he grew to love the force and the work he did. In closing he told the other officers that policing is not easy and would never be easy.

ACP Liburd stated that he is thankful for the years and training he had within the police force and thanked his fellow officers for their support throughout. He indicated that the RSCNPF will forever be in his prayers, even more through these trying times.

Back ground on Retiring Officers
SKN Police 7-001· Assistant Commissioner of Police Robert Alexander Liburd

Joined the Royal St. Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla Police Force on April 4th, 1977

Worked in the Special Services Unit (SSU)

Was deployed to Grenada in 1983 to assist with the invasion by the USA

Courses attended
US Special Forces ‘Upward Key’ in 1984
V.I.P protections course in the USA in 1985
R.S.S Basic Course 1/87
Leadership Training Course
Junior Instructor Course
Interview and Report Writing Course (all four courses in 1987)
Junior Officer Course in Barbados, 1995
Senior Command Course in Jamaica, 1999
International Commander programs Brams Hill, United Kingdom, 2003
Planning conferences for Exercise Trade Winds and Drug Commanders
Promoted to Corporal in 1984

Promoted to Sergeant in 1985

Promoted to Station Sergeant in 1993

Posted as an Instructor at police Training School in 1994

Moved to Sandy Point Police Station in 1998

Moved to Drug Council in 1999

Central Liaison Office (CLO), Barbados in 2005 as Intelligence Officer

Promoted to Superintendent in 2006

Promoted to ACP in 2012

Transferred to Dictrict ‘C’ Nevis in 2012

 

SKN Police 8-001· Inspector of Police Franklyn Belgrove

Joined the RSCNPF in 1981

Worked Beat and Patrol at Basseterre Police Station from 1981-1982

Transferred to Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in 1982-2002 (Served as lead investigator)

Promoted to Corporal in 1987

Promoted to Sergeant in 1993

Transferred Financial Intelligence Unit in 2002

Promoted to Inspector in 2005

Trained evaluation examiner for combating money laundering and financing terrorism, 2007

Head of CID from 2008-2011

Transferred to Cayon Police Station in 2011

Transferred to Basseterre Police Station as Night Manager in 2012

Transferred to Head of CID Nevis in 2014

Courses and training attended

F.B.I
United States Treasury Department
United States Drug Intelligence Centre (NDIC)
Canadian Police College
University of the West Indies Institute of International Relations
Caribbean Anti Money Laundering Programme (CALP)
Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF)
The Bermuda FIU
Jamaica Constabulary Staff College
Regional Drug Law Enforcement Centre (REDTRAC)
Regional Police Training Centre in Barbados
The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force takes pride in honouring its members who have served the Force and the country with distinction whether for a short period or for along period which resulted in to a career. The Royal St.Christopher Nevis Police Force will certainly miss the service of these distinguished Senior Police Officers.

Ag. Commissioner of Police Mr. Stafford Liburd therefore takes this opportunity on behalf of the men and women of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force to thank ACP Robert Liburd and Inspector Franklyn Belgrove, and their families for their distinguish service to the force and the country as a whole, and wish them success in their future endeavours.

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