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Jun 23, 2017

Police Awarded; Police Week to Become Regularized

On Thursday evening in Belmopan, quite a few outstanding police officers were recognized for individual professional achievements over the years.  It has been two years since the last Police Week was held.  During that time several men and women rose in rank within the department, a handful of them earning accolades that are reserved for officers who have kept a clean record.  ComPol Whylie took the time this morning to commend officers across the country for their stellar work in policing.

 

Allen Whylie

Allen Whylie, Commissioner of Police

“We would love to be able to do Police Week on an annual basis.  Through the years it was not properly financed and what we did last year when we decided that we wanted to make a serious effort in having Police Week, we ensured that we put it in the budget.  Once it was in the budget then it allowed for the financing, it allowed for the purchasing of the various medals and all the different arrangements that were required.  So indeed we will be taking the position that either annually we will be doing Police Week or every two years we’ll be doing Police Week.  But even if we don’t do Police Week, we’ll still be out there interacting with the greater community to showcase the work that the police department does.  Indeed, we have a lot of officers who were awarded simply because of the fact that we hadn’t done so for a number of years.  But I want to say that those officers who were awarded indeed through the years they have done their work to the best of their ability.  They have stayed out of complaints being made against them or being convicted within our disciplinary system.  They have also stayed away from being criminally accused or arrested and tried and convicted and those are criteria which made them eligible for the various categories of medals that they got.  And so I would again, like to publicly recognize and thank those officers for their hard and dedicated years of service, as well as other members of the police department who continue to work tirelessly to try to ensure that our citizens are secure across the length and breadth of this country.”

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