One More Reason Why Commissioner Dottin Should Resign
The Royal Barbados Police Force does not publish statistics, explanations or any information that would allow ordinary citizens to readily assess the performance of their police and make comparisons with previous data or other policing organisations.
Professional policing organisations like Metropolitan London publish annual reports online that contain clearly defined objectives, measures and targets – as well as performance indicators so that citizens can be informed. (Metro London Police Annual Reports here)
The Metropolitan London Police know that they must be accountable to the ordinary citizen if they are to maintain the organisation’s effectiveness and community respect.
Not so for the Royal Barbados Police Force under Commissioner Dottin.
Under Commissioner Dottin, the RBPF doesn’t even publish it’s own mailing address, station addresses, email addresses or fax number on the web. (RBPF website here)
United States Government Releases Barbados Police Performance Data!
Seeing as how the Royal Barbados Police Force won’t make performance statistics available to citizens, Keltruth Blog found another way to obtain the data: through the Government of the United States.
Apparently, if Barbados wants to participate in certain international programmes (with the grant money, of course), then it must make data available to foreign governments that it refuses to publish for Bajan citzens.
Way to go, Keltruth Blog!
For the story of just how pathetic the RBPF level of performance has been for the past three years, and to read the US State Department report, head on over to Keltruth Blog and read Barbados Drug Crime gets Worse but Drug Charges down by 91% since 2005!