Commissioner of Police Dottin
Policing is always a topic of interest in any country, and this is especially true in Barbados where our small size means that an individual’s actions (including an individual police officer’s actions) can have a far greater impact upon others than in a larger society.
One of the participants in the Barbados Forum chat mentioned that the website of the Royal Barbados Police Force seemed to be a bit outdated, so I thought I’d take a look.
The website of the Royal Barbados Police Force is here.
The Royal Barbados Police Force website is well laid out and loads quickly, but could be improved insofar as current and relevant content is concerned. The only two “news” items are a month-old post on missing woman Sharon Harewood, and wanted notice for a drug dealer who escaped from police custody and in all likelihood ran back to his native Brazil over a year ago.
Although there is a short history of the force and sections dealing with crime prevention and being hired as a Constable – once visited, there is nothing new to draw people back to the website.
In short, the Royal Barbados Police Force is still using it’s website as a business card, rather than as an effective tool to communicate with, educate and influence Bajans.
We do admire and respect our police. A better website could only assist them with their difficult and under-appreciated job.