Category: Community Policing
Distribution of Food Hampers

Distribution of Food Hampers

As part of its Police Week 2012 celebration, Central Division will be distributing food hampers to elderly persons within the policing district on Friday 8th June 2012.

In this regard, an invitation is extended to the media to provide coverage of the event which will commence 09:00 a.m.

 

A media brief will be conducted at Central Police Station prior to the departure of officers to the respective recipients.

For further information, please contact Central Police Station at 440 2245 / 440 4766.

 

 

Event:          Food hampers distribution

Date:           Friday 8th June, 2012

Time:           09:00 pm

 

Source:         Office of the Commissioner of Police

 

Contact         Community Relations Department (CRD)

                    440- 3764 / 435-8918 / 405 3134 /405-7451

 

Date:             Friday 8th June, 2012

Community Policing Initiative in St. David’s

Community Policing Initiative in St. David’s

On Saturday the 11th of February 2012 the Royal Grenada Police Force, led by its Community Relations Department, organized an afternoon of live cultural entertainment and antique exhibition at the Belle View Playing Field, in St. David’s.

The event was organized in an effort to mend, or heal the apparent broken relationship that ensued, subsequently, to the recent tension which developed between the Police and the Residence of St. David’s. The activity will serve as a precursor to an intended village walk through which the Commissioner of Police will be embarking upon on Saturday the 25th of February 2012.

The occasion lent itself for a neutral atmosphere which was conducive for the residence of St. David’s to engage in a moment of social interaction with most of the Senior Officers within the Royal Grenada Police Force.

Head of the Community Relations Department (R.G.P.F) Superintendent Dunbar Belfon briefly addressed the gathering; commenting on the importance of a positive and healthy relationship between the Community and the Police. ASP Mc Guillivary, as Officer Second in charge of the Eastern Division also spoke of the Police continued commitment to work closely with the Community of St. David’s. Also making remarks was Father Gerald Paul on behalf of the Community/Residence of St. David’s who welcome these type of initiatives from the Police.

The afternoon was a family fun filled one which was punctuated with a number of cultural performances by the Royal Grenada Police Force Band, Calypsonians such as ACP Roberts a.k.a. “Wet Paint,” Inspector Raymond Matthew a.k.a. “Beast,” “Koro,” “Fat Man” George –Comedian/Artist, Coconut Man-Artist, Members from the Trinity Gospel Band- of Grenville, St. Andrew, Members from the Faith Pentecostal Tabernacle Gospel Group-from Pomme Rose St. David’s, Father Gerald Paul and some of his Congregants of the St. David Roman Catholic Church, Maypole Dancer from Windsor Forest St. David’s, the Young Leaders Group from the St. David’s R.C. Secondary School, among others.

The activity also aroused interest with an Oil down Cook up Competition; that competition saw two teams contending for the top honor- the Faith Pentecostal Tabernacle and the St. David’s Roman Catholic Church. The later was judged the first runner up by the panel of three Judges, and the Faith Tabernacle placed first. The judges of this competition were Mr. Joseph Ragbesingh, W/Corporal Valerie Dumont and Mrs. Christiana Lasinton. Commissioner Wilan Thompson was instrumental in distributing the monetary prizes given to the winners.

Also complementing the afternoon of activities was an antiquity exhibition which sought to provoke a bit of nostalgia among attendees. The exhibition showcased household items and industrial artifacts that were commonly in use by our Parent, Grandparents and Great Grand Parents.

The Maypole Dancers from Windsor Forest also added a bit of intrigue to the event as they performed a traditional dance around the maypole holding on to strings of various colors-it was a sight to see as the children danced.

The evening was an exciting and refreshing experience for all who attended and persons expressed the sentiments that the activity should be an annual one.

Acknowledgements

A big thanks to the Residents of the community of St. David’s for showing up at the event. Thanks to the different Church and Community groups who participated such as the Faith Pentecostal Tabernacle, the St. David’s Roman Catholic Church, the Trinity Gospel Band Team, the Beaton New Testament Church Pastor and Members, the Young Leader Group at St. David’s R.C. Secondary School, Mr. Rome of St. Andrew for the usage of Antiquities, the Windsor Forest Maypole Dancers, the Royal Grenada Police Force Band, the different Artists and performers such as the Raymond Matthew ‘Beast’, ‘the Wet Paint’ ACP Smith Roberts, the Koro, the Coconut Man, Fat Man George, Father Gerald Paul and others. A special thanks goes out to the Commissioner of Police; Mr. Wilan Thompson for appearing and distributing the winning prizes, the all of the Senior Ranks who showed their presence; ACP Roberts, Supt. Martin, Supt. Belfon, ASP Bridgeman, ASP Mc Guillivary, Insp. Matthew, Insp. Kingston, and others.

Sponsors

Profound thanks is also extended to all of our cooperate sponsors; Mr. Phillip Mc Queen of Crochu Gas Station, Mr. mike Meranshi of Lasagesse Nature Centre, the management of the Wester Hall Supermarket and Bakery, the Management of Wester Hall Estate Rum Distillery, the Management of Waggie T Rental Company, the Officer and Members of the Royal Grenada Police Force Band, Mr. Tolsie Ram of Ram’s Poultry, and the Management of the Grenada Marine Yacht Services Corinth St. David’s. We truly appreciated your input towards this initiative; it surely bears testimony of your confidence in team R.G.P.F. and your commitment to ensure that a peaceful and stable society is maintained. Thanks.

About Community Policing

About Community Policing

Understanding Community Policing

  • Community policing is a philosophy for delivery of police service. It represents an acceptance that the community has a strong role to play in the successful resolution of crime and social order problems, and that partnerships with the community can be much more effective. Some refer to it as the “democratization of the police”, indicating the involvement of the community in police decision making at the community level.
  • There are many definitions of community policing. The Royal Grenada Police Force defines community policing as:“A philosophy that promotes pro-active policing through a working relationship between the police and wider community, aimed at reducing crime, reducing the fear of crime, improving community safety and assisting in addressing other community problems”.

Problem Solving Chart

Problem Solving Chart

 How to do problem solving – The four step process

In today’s society we all use some type of problem solving to work through issues and come up with a solution. Whether you are buying a car, decorating a room or planning a trip, you will research, analyze and develop a way to reach your goal. You will end up with a list of possible “strategies” or suggestions to assist you in making that final decision.

 

Similarly, in community policing, some form of problem solving is the method that most police and communities use to address their issues and/or problems. We all need a common road to follow.

The following chart is explained in the Community Policing Guidelines Manual:

PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION

LIST the perceptions, symptoms

IDENTIFY perceived problem(s)

( but WHY)

 

ANALYSIS

EXAMINE the problem(s) – (5 Ws)

WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY

CONSIDER INFORMATION ON:

  • the victim
  • the offender
  • the situation

DETERMINE:

  • Impact
  • Seriousness
  • Complexity
  • Solvability

PRIORITIZE the problems

IDENTIFY your problem and goal

  • Eliminate
  • Reduce
  • Reduce harm or impact

Redefine responsibility

 

RESPONSE

IDENTIFY strategies – e.g.:

  • Enforcement
  • Policy/Laws
  • Visibility
  • Info/Education
  • Interagency/Stakeholder
  • Crime Prevention
  • Mediation
  • Environmental Design
  • Social Development

ASSESS & SELECT strategies

DEVELOP & IMPLEMENT action plans

  • Strategies
  • Tasks for each strategy
  • Strategy evaluation
    • completion
    • results

 

EVALUATION

CONDUCT plan evaluation

ANALYZE plan results

DOCUMENT & SHARE

“best strategies”

Community Policing and Safety

Community Policing and Safety

Working with our communities to make a safer society.

 

WHAT IS “COMMUNITY POLICING”?

“Community Policing” involves the police working with the community to help prevent crime and address social order problems….it means we ALL have a role to play in the safety and security of OUR communities!

Through problem solving, we can identify our issues and find solutions to improve the quality of life for our families.

 

Throughout the world today, communities are becoming involved with their police partners…and that means ALL of the community: residents, businesses, schools, churches and even visitors.

The truth is, any of us can be the victim of a crime. We always think it will be the other person until it happens to us….and there are things we can do if we just get involved!

 

WHAT ARE OUR COMMUNITY PROBLEMS?

Community Policing begins with the police and community identifying their problems. This may include:

Safety Issues

  • Vandalism and break-ins
  • Drug dealing and drug use
  • Youth Gangs and violence
  • Children’s safety

Nuisance Activity

  • Noisy people and vehicles
  • Barking dogs or pets on the loose
  • Loitering on the street

Neighbourhood Appearance

  • Graffiti
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Litter and garbage dumping
  • Overgrown vacant lots
  • Unkept buildings

Traffic Problems

  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Improper parking

 

WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT OUR PROBLEMS?

Finding answers to our problems requires us to first understand what the real problems are. Often what we think of as a problem is only a symptom of a greater problem. Problem solving will help us work through a process to identify what is a symptom and what is a cause. Only then can we look at solutions to those problems.

Solutions can include:

  • through information, bringing awareness to the community on the real causes and issues in our community
  • identifying ways our residents can protect themselves better
  • ensuring victims can get help and support
  • implementing crime prevention programs to strengthen our community
  • organizing community events to help provide other options for those in trouble with the law

 

POLICING HELPS EVERYONE

Our Youth

  • through communicating with them
  • by listening to their problems and involving them in the solution

Our Elderly

  • by listening and helping to address their needs
  • by making them aware of safety and security issues

Our Business Community

  • by involving them in the solution to community problems
  • through awareness of crime, safety and security issues

Our People in Need

  • by addressing their needs and issues
  • by involving them in the solution

 

HOW DO WE WORK TOGETHER?

  • BY GETTING INVOLVED IN A COMMUNITY PROGRAMME

Find out what programmes are happening in your community and get involved. Some examples could be:

  • Neighbourhood or Farm Watch
  • Youth programmes or sporting events
  • Graffiti eradication
  • Parenting programmes
  • Domestic violence programmes
  • BY GETTING TO KNOW AND SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS

Find out who polices your community and make contact with them. Find out what you can do to help in your community.

Encourage your neighbours to do the same and continue to help build trust between them.

  • THROUGH COMMUNITY COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS

In some communities, local officers in your community will be meeting with advisory bodies and other groups who are already in place in the community.

  • BY TEACHING RESIDENTS ABOUT HOW TO PREVENT CRIME

Together with the police, your community can help local residents to:

  • Protect their home and property
  • Respond to an emergency
  • Know what to do when a crime happens
  • Become a less likely target to a criminal
  • Understand their role in solving a crime or social order problem

 

BUT HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

As a member of your community you can get involved today! Simply contact you local police station and provide your name as a volunteer or inquire as to the next meeting between the police and the community.

By offering to meet and discuss the problems in your community, you can help to bring some fresh ideas that may resolve some of the many issues we all struggle with.

We all know that it takes more than just the police to make a difference. Victims need assistance to cope and adjust back to normal life after a traumatic event. As well, we need to know how to avoid becoming a victim. The police can provide valuable information, and citizens can do a lot to make sure that everyone in their community receives that information!

Action Plan

Action Plan

HOW TO DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN

There are several types of planning – strategic, long term, short term – we are calling ours “Action Planning”.

 

Community/Police Action Planning

As the title suggests, this is a joint task between the police and community partners to act on a problem or issue.

In problem solving we identify a problem/issue, conduct analysis, develop a goal and outline responses (called strategies).

Our aim now is to develop a plan of action to implement, monitor, evaluate and share our strategies.

 

Action Planning includes:

  • describing the problem
  • stating your goal
  • identifying the responses (strategies) required to reach the goal
  • identifying tasks to achieve each strategy (including evaluation to report on the completion and results of the strategy)

Included in the community policing guidelines manual is a completed sample action plan as well as a template that you can use during problem solving. It is a good idea to keep your written copy when you are done so that everyone at future meetings can recall what was agreed and also to report on their results.

 

About the Association

About the Association

 

The Police Welfare Association (referred to as the Association) is established under section 47 of the Police Act, to enable members of the Force, of and below the rank of Sergeant, to consider and bring to the notice of the Commissioner of Police and the Governor General all matters affecting their general welfare and efficiency, other than matters of discipline, promotion, transfer, leave or any other matter affecting an individual. The Association acts through a central board and in accordance with the Police Regulations 243 – 252.

 

The Association is required to be entirely independent of and unassociated with anybody or person outside the Police Force. (Sec. 47 (2) Police Act)

 

It is unlawful for any officer to become a member of a trade union or an association having for its objectives or one of its objects to control or influence the pay, pensions, or conditions of service of the Police Force. (Sec. 49 Police Act)

 

Constitution of Association and Central Board

The Association consists of all officers of the Police Force below the rank of Assistant- Commissioner.

There shall be elections in the month of January in each year and shall hold office until the Branch Board for the succeeding year has been duly constituted.

 

The composition of the branch boards shall be as follows:

a. Junior Branch Board – 12 persons

b. Subordinate Branch Board – 10 persons, and

c. Senior Branch Board – 7 persons

 

Location

The Police Welfare office is located at Fort George, St. George’s.

Allocation of Responsibilitites

Allocation of Responsibilitites

 

Organisation of the Royal Grenada Police Force according to responsibilities of offices and departments.

 

AREA AND POPULATION

The Royal Grenada Police Force area comprises the whole of the country of Grenada and its off shore islands, territorial sea and exclusive economic zone. The total land area is 133 square miles. The Force is divided into 3 divisions and 1 district.

 

HEADQUARTERS ORGANISATION AND DEPARTMENTS

The Force is administered from Police Headquarters for which purpose the Administration is divided into a number of functional departments, some of which are further divided int branches of sections. The staff comprises of police officers and civilians who may be members of the Government Public Service.

 

The following are the Headquarters Department and the allocation of responsibilities:

Administration

1.  Force Headquarters

2.  Recruitment, Training and Development

3.  Personnel and Finance

 

Public Order Routine

1.  Division and District

2.  Traffic

3.  Community Relations Department

 

Public Order Investigation

1.  Criminal Investigation Department and Criminal Records Office

2.  Prosecution

 

Public Order Operational Support

1.  Stores

2.  Tailor Shop

3.  Cobbler Shop

4.  Artisan Squad

5.  Garage

6.  Telecommunications

7.  Transport

8.  Computer Information Services

 

Public Order Special

1.  Spacial Service Unit

2.  Coastal Services

3.  Drug Squad

 

Fire Services

 

Immigration Services

 

Port Security

 

Administration Department

The Administrative Department deals with the general administrative and financial management of the Force, preparation of annual budgets, controls the disbursement of funds, management of police buildings, maintenance and stores and other related tasks.

 

Finance Department

The Finance Section under the supervision of the Senior Executive Officer is responsible for all financial revenue an expenditure transactions, payment of salaries, wages and allowances, calculations of income tax and other deductions from pay, and maintenance of the vote books dealing with these expenditures.

 

Personnel Records Department

The personnel Records Section maintains the central records pertaining to the Service of each officer in Force.

 

Operations

Grenada is divided into three police divisions and one police district. Each division being under the command of a Divisional Commander. The police district and divisions are:

Central Division
Eastern Division
Central Division
Northern District

 

Stations

Rural areas and some urban areas are policed from stations within the police division. A station may be under the operational control of an Inspector, Sergeant or Corporal according to circumstances.

 

Beats

Station areas in the city and towns are sub-divided into a number of beats which are designated as patrol areas for uniformed patrolling whether on foot or in vehicles. To provide additional coverage, mobile and fixed foot patrols may be superimposed on beats.

Police With a Mission (PWAM) – Christian Fellowship

Police With a Mission (PWAM) – Christian Fellowship

 The Police With a Mission (PWAM) is an extension of the Association of Military Christian Fellowships (ACMF).

 

THEME VERSE

1 CORINTHIANS 9:22
To the weak I become as weak, that I might win the weak, I become all things to all men, that I might by all means save same.

 

 

MISSION STATAMENT

To provide an opportunity through our day to day policing/public interaction to help bring salvation to the unsaved, counseling to the depressed and maintaining spiritual growth.

MEETINGS

We meet for devotion every last Thursday of every month at 16:00 hrs, at the Police Welfare Building, Fort George, St. George’s. You are Invited to join us in prayer for your Nation and our Police Force.

 

AMCF Prayer

“Heavenly Father
We thank you that the
Blood of Jesus Christ
Cleanses from all sin.
Bless the service men
And women of all
nations,
And grant that we who
Know that joy of being
‘All one in Christ Jesus’
May be filled with your
love and pass it on to
Others through the power
Of the Holy Spirit,
Unitl His coming again.
Amen.”