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Jun 18, 2020

Jane Usher is New President of Police Association

Jane Usher

At nine-thirty on Wednesday night, the final ballot was counted and Sergeant Jane Usher emerged victorious as the new president of the Belize Police Association.  Her slate of fellow officers defeated outgoing president Corporal Eldon Arzu and his roster of candidates to form the new executive of the BPA.  Usher and her running mate, Sergeant Jermaine Hyde, campaigned across the country, visiting all formations and police stations to secure the votes of the rank and file.  One thousand, six hundred and seventy-three officers below the rank of inspector were eligible to vote and the elections had an above average turnout.  Usher succeeds Corporal Arzu whose tenure over the last year was mired in legal action with the Commissioner of Police.


Sgt. Jane Usher, President, Belize Police Association

“We want to thank the police officers who came out to vote.  We want to thank the police officers who facilitated the process and we want to thank those who rallied behind us and made us victorious in representing them.  We commit to working hard for them and to move the police department and police association forward. We campaigned and we are committed to working for a police association and a police department that is unified and that wants to work together to represent the interest of the rank and file in terms of their welfare.  The police association is simply a body to represent the members in their interest in welfare and efficiency.  We do want to be the voice and echo the sentiments of the rank and file upwards to the Commissioner of Police so that those issues can be addressed and resolved. I think that, male or female, it’s the person that they voted for and what that person can do.  I think women are considered leaders that care and in order to address welfare issues you would need some compassion and some passion.  At the end of the day we went out and we focused the campaign on the people, we did not get sidetracked or we did not turn our efforts to negativity or anything like that.  We had a mission and we focused on what we wanted to do, we had a plan and we executed that plan.”

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