The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) is in need of “serious revamping.”
This is the view of Former Police Officer, Fitzbourne Chambers.
Chambers, the older brother of slain Police Officer, Detective Sgt. Philbert Chambers, who died on Sunday April 26, 2020 in the line of duty, joined the WakeUpCall with Tha Fugitive and Christal on Monday (June 15), and expressed that limited resources within the police force is a serious issue.
“We definitely need some serious revamping of the police force,” Chambers indicated.
The former Police Officer said that the government needs to be more involved in the development of the police force, noting that it (police force) is not a money making institution.
Responding to the question, “what are some of the things you would like to see being addressed,” Chambers simply responded, “promotion.”
Chambers shared that many Police Officers are performing responsibilities for which they do not get paid, his deceased brother was one of them.
Chambers, who served as a Narcotics Officer for over 18 years, listed transportation; firearm vests; crime scene processing and modernization as additional reforms needed within the RSVGPF.
He also spoke on training, noting that it needs to be updated.
“Training school, I believe needs some restructuring because if you keep teaching persons the same thing and you’re not upgrading and so on, then you don’t expect them to perform at a certain level.”