April 9, 2010
Room for academic improvement

Commissioner of Police Keith Miller is not satisfied that his officers are making enough use of the available opportunities for higher learning.{{more}}

“I am not seeing enough applications from the officers to take advanced classes,” Miller stated.

The head of the local police force was at the time addressing a Constables conference on Wednesday, March 31, at the Old Montrose Police Station. Miller told the officers that it is important for them to pursue studies, as it will assist in the relevant aspects of their work.

Miller said he would not hesitate to sign the application forms once persons are interested in taking evening classes. “There is no barrier if you want to take the classes. Only if there is a pressing duty, then you know your job takes precedence,” he added.

Constables at the conference were assured that once they gain certain academic qualifications and show the attitude and ambition to excel, measures would be put in place to help them. “This is why we are encouraging you to take those extra couses at the University of the West Indies Open Campus,” he exhorted.

The Commissioner also pleaded with those persons without O’levels to go back to classes “in order to jump unto the pillars which we are building.”