Barbados Police Need Better Pay To Attract & Keep The Best
Today’s Nation News again presents another “feel good” promotional piece without questions or analysis – this time on behalf of Attorney-General Dale Marshall. I hope they charged him for the election advertising!
The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has instituted some new training with the Cave Hill School of Business, and Mr. Marshall decided to make human resources development the theme of his talk at the 50th Anniversary of the Regional Police Training Centre.
Anything that can be done to provide training resources to the RBPF is alright with us, but it really doesn’t address the core concern with policing in Barbados: the RBPF is unable to attract and keep the best because the pay scale is a disgrace.
As we have pointed out before…
Rule of law and personal safety are foundational to any country that relies upon tourism as much as Barbados does. Without a highly trained, professional police force, we can kiss those tourist dollars goodbye.
Very shortsighted on the part of the Owen Arthur government – who find lots of cash available for pet projects, cricket and fancy golf courses…
The Nation News: A-G Points Way Forward
Barbados Free Press:
Photo: Nation News – Over To You! The baton being passed on after 50 years from the oldest policeman trained at the RPTC, Winfield Cummins (left) to youngest current trainee Kerri Gibson. (Picture by Antonio Miller.)