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Oct 20, 2017

Police High Command is ‘professional’

Wilfred Elrington

Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Elrington rose in reply to defend the senior command of the Police Department. Though his speech was in context of the greater crime problem, Elrington put his head on the block for the current team, stating that they have a handle on the greater crime problem and that they are professionals who need to be backed up with adequate resources and training for those under their command.


Wilfred Elrington, Area Representative, Pickstock

“I have talked with almost all the senior command of the Belize police force, Madam Speaker, and I will tell you, I was humbled by their knowledge, their dedication and their love of this country. I was humbled by it. I think we have done them short in that we have not given them the nature and the extent of training that they should get; but they don’t lack in patriotism, they don’t lack in love for this country and they don’t lack in their professionalism. There is a problem among them, because there is a perception that there is a division, they are not working as united as they ought to be – we have to resolve that; that is a management problem, that is a problem for management. And if it’s the last thing I do, I am resolved, along with the de facto Minister, to deal with that. And we meet with them almost every single day now to strategize, to see how we will

deal with the situation.”

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1 Response for “Police High Command is ‘professional’”

  1. Hatari says:

    ” … they don’t lack in their professionalism.” But they just can’t pass a polygraph!

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