Williams: Daily police briefing under review
NEWLY-appointed acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams has signalled his intention to review the effectiveness of the daily police briefing.
Williams said the newly appointed executive of the Police Service would be reviewing all programmes to ensure their effectiveness, including the daily police briefing.
The daily police briefings began last year during the State of Emergency.
Public Information Officer, Assistant Superintendent Joanne Archie, yesterday said the Public Affairs Unit would abide by any decision made by the executive of the Police Service.
"I am guided by whatever decision is made, however our goal really is to get information out there to the members of the public to sensitise members of the public on crime prevention strategies, update members of the public about what is happening in the Police Service and whatever decision is made in that regard we are willing to comply with it," Archie said.
Archie yesterday reiterated the Police Service's stance that corrupt practices of officers would not be tolerated.
"The Police Service has never condoned and will never condone dishonesty and corrupt behaviour by its officers. It is zero tolerance when that is concerned. We have the Professional Standards Unit and you have seen where police officers have been charged from time to time and placed before the court. Of course you are innocent until proven guilty, and that goes across the board but we want to make it quite clear to members of the public the Police Service will not condone any deviant or corrupt behaviour on behalf of its officers and wherever that is perpetrated anywhere in the communities we are asking persons to report it and I assure you it will be thoroughly investigated," she said.