ANGUILLA — The Royal Anguilla Police Force has disclosed that as of the 1st December, 2015 all persons arrested and charged by the police will have their names disclosed in the police reports that are released to the media.
This was revealed by the Commissioner of Police Mr. Paul Morrison during a Press Conference held at Police Headquarters on Tuesday 3rd November, 2015.
Policing Plan key challenge for new COP
Commissioner of Police Mr. Paul Morrison has indicated that his key challenge at the moment since taking up office as Commissioner of Police of the RAPF is the creation of a Policing Plan and tackling serious criminality.
This was revealed by the Commissioner during a Press Conference held at Police Headquarters on Tuesday 3rd November, 2015.
“The key challenge that I face at this moment along with crime is that I need to draft and publish a Policing Plan,” said COP Morrison.
“It will be a plan that is open to the public for them to view.”
“The public has a right to know my intentions and then hold me to account,” said Mr. Morrison.
The COP revealed that the Policing Plan which will be built on three pillars is in its draft stage and will not be finalized until there has been public consultation. The three pillars which he considers to be fundamental are the Police Service, The Communities and the Public we serve and the building of effective Partnerships that will add value.
- The Police Force
That officers and staff are proud to serve
- Developing a Police Force which is competent, resilient and capable of keeping pace with change
- Ensuring the Police Force Acts with integrity and accountability
- Making best use of resources and policing within budget
- Communities of Anguilla
That is proud to support and respect our police force
- Demonstrates it is listening to communities with actions
- Acts with Fairness
- Deals effectively with crime and anti-social behavior
- Building strong partnerships
Maintain Anguilla’s reputation as the safest Caribbean Island
- Creating a hostile environment for crime, locally, regionally and internationally
- Building strong resilient communities (engage with the youth)
- Working together to solve problems (cross government)
“Without a doubt if we are to reduce crime and make Anguilla a safe place that cannot be done with just the police acting in isolation there are lots of other organizations that need to work together toward that common purpose. Change is an ever pressing challenge and one we cannot shy away from and every journey starts somewhere and this is our start,” concluded Mr. Morrison.
There will be three consultative meetings held arcos the island to afford the public an opportunity to make their input in the Policing Plan.
The first of these meetings will be held on Monday 23rd November, 2015 at the St. Augustine’s Church, Church Hall at East End. The second meeting will be held at the Adrian T Hazel Primary School, School Auditorium on the 26th November, 2015 and the third will be held at the Orealia Kelly Primary School, School Auditorium on the 27th November, 2015. All the meetings are scheduled to begin at 6:00pm.