Morale of Police Force Damaged When Police Officers are Accused of Crimes
The CDPF – Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force has been making headline news lately for all the wrong reasons.
In 2012, a police officer was charged for selling a firearm owned by the Government of Dominica, another officer was suspended pending an investigation that alleged he sold a submachine gun to a known criminal, while another was charged with shooting with intent.
Recently one police officer was charged with theft, while another was charged with a sexual offence.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Claude Weekes, is of the view that this damages the morale of the Police Force.
He said, if the public loses trust for police officers in any country, the results will be catastrophic.
ASP Weekes further stated, the morale of the CDPF must be sustained at all times, however there are many factors that can depress or precipitate the morale of the Force.
In accordance with the Constitution of Dominica, he noted that justice is for everyone and urged persons to come forth with any evidence they may have.