Thursday, April 25, 2024

Praise for northern cops


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SICK LEAVE among police officers in the Northern Division dropped by 42 per cent last year.

This was revealed by Acting Senior Superintendent Lybron Sobers, who was speaking at the Royal Barbados Police Force’s Northern Division awards ceremony and social held at Queen’s College, St James, on Saturday night.

Putting the reduction into context, Sobers described the drop in convalescent leave as remarkable considering the high percentage of absenteeism in the public service.

The divisional commander reported that accompanying the notable return of more officers on the job was a reduction in crime in the north.

The division, which is made up of St Lucy, St James, St Peter, St Andrew, St Thomas and St Joseph, saw declines in major crime against the person – 33.3 per cent; robbery – 13.8 per cent; crime against property – 15.5 per cent; firearms and ammunition crime – 24 per cent; drug offences – 10.8 per cent; and theft from the person – 17.6 per cent. (SDB Media)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

Officers Leon Blades and Kim Mayers showing off their talents outside of policing.



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