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Nov 25, 2015

Chester Williams is Called to the Bar

Chester Williams

The hierarchy and rank and file of the Belize Police Department were out in force at the Supreme Court this morning. The occasion wasn’t a high profile case, but to show support for one of its own being called to the Bar. It’s an honour earned by very few Police Officers, and Senior Superintendent Chester Williams is only the seventh to be so distinguished. He is currently the Commander of Eastern Division South, and told News Five this morning that his role in the department can only be enhanced by his legal training.

 

Sr. Supt. Chester Williams, Called to the Bar

“As I enter into this new profession I will continue to do my best in the way I perform my duties as a police officer and I will use my knowledge and experience to assist the Belize Police Department in seeing how best we can move the department forward and to do things in a more legal manner with a view to try and reduce the accusations of police brutality and incidents where police officers are being sued due to having the wrong approach in dealing with situations as well as to see how we can reduce the amount of cases that are going down in court as a result of police technicalities due to ignorance of the procedures, the legal procedures that should be followed. So I will be using my legal knowledge and skills to assist in those areas. It is an important accomplishment, and it is even more important because I am the only one who has been called so far and remain in the Police Department. Often police officers leave to study law, they come back and they normally leave the department and go into other professions, but so far I am the only one who has acquired the legal education, been called to the Bar and remain as a police officer.”

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2 Responses for “Chester Williams is Called to the Bar”

  1. Teacher says:

    Excellent!

  2. Jaded red voter says:

    Congratulations! Let’s hope you use your new found skills for the noble intentions you mention. It is sorely needed.

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