The new Chief of Police sets his vision for the Dominica Police Force
Mr Cyrille Carette, who has been appointed chief of police effective September 20th, 2011, by His Excellency the President, has said that he is humbled to accept the appointment.
Mr Carette, who joined the force in 1972, went through the ranks of the force from constable to superintendent and was the last police officer to serve as station sergeant until the abolishment of that rank.
Mr Carette told SAT TV News that he is pleased to continue being of service to his homeland, in the capacity of chief of police.
Mr Carette noted that with his wealth of knowledge in the fields of criminal investigations, narcotics enforcement and other related subject matters, his vision for the force calls for active cooperation from the entire police force.
He encouraged the police officers who are part of the rank and file of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force to look for opportunities to further enhance themselves, once they are sure that this is their vocation that they have been called to do.
According to him, ‘the task at hand is not an easy one and officers should join their efforts in ensuring that law and order is maintained on the island’.
In 1998, Mr Carette was seconded to the Central Liason Office of the Regional Security System in Barbados where he assumed the position of training officer and officer in charge of disaster preparedness.
He also held the position of deputy chief of police from December 2008 to September 2010.
While congratulatory messages continue to pour in, his appointment has been criticized by some, including the leader of the opposition, Mr Hector John.