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St Kitts recruits senior officers from Jamaica to enhance police force

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — In its bid to further strengthen the capacity and capabilities of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), the Ministry of National Security has recruited two senior level officers from Jamaica to serve in different capacities with the local police force.

Joining the ranks are retired Detective Inspector Marcia Garrick and retired Senior Superintendent Colin Pinnock.

Their recruitment was made public by Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr Timothy Harris when he appeared on the Straight Talk radio programme on local station WINNFM.

“The Government wants to provide the support which the police and law enforcement agencies require to do their work, and we hold them accountable for delivering the results. We have been patient but we expect to see significant improvement in the public safety and security sphere within a short window,” Prime Minister Harris said.

Garrick, who has more than 37 years of experience in investigating sexual offences and child abuse, will be assigned to the Special Victims Unit (SVU) as lead investigator on matters of sexual offences. She will also assist with upgrading the unit and will advise on staffing and human resource matters, as well as conduct in-service training of staff.

With over 40 years of knowledge and experience in conducting investigations of violent crimes, Pinnock will be assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit and the Criminal Investigations Department of the police force, where he will occasionally serve as lead investigator and consult on investigations involving major crimes.

Throughout his career, Pinnock received 13 commendations and a Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service in 2014.

Retired Jamaica Defence Force Chief of Defence Staff Major General Stewart Saunders serves as security advisor to the St Kitts-Nevis Government.

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