The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is pleased to announce that 2 of its officers have received top awards in the 2020 Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) Regional Awards Programme for Law Enforcement.
Since its inception in 2014, each year the ACCP and Amalgamated Security Services Limited acknowledge and award top law enforcement officers across the Caribbean Region in 3 categories.
The 3 categories for awards are:
- Top Caribbean Crime Fighter
- Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer
- Top Caribbean Career Move
The ACCP/Amalgamated Security Services Regional Recognition Award Programme for law enforcement aims to publicly recognise the outstanding work of police officers and highlight their commitment to serving the public through diligent efforts in making our communities safer, and free of crime, and the fear of crime.
The most recent awards were for the year 2020 for which Grenada captured the Caribbean Top Crime Fighter Award and 1st Runner Up for Caribbean Community Policing Officer Award.
At a brief ceremony held on 27 July at Police Headquarters, Detective Constable Kimber Coutain was honoured as the Caribbean Top Crime Fighter for 2020 and Woman Detective Constable Samekah Farray was honoured as 1st Runner up for Community Policing Officer 2020. A trophy was presented for both categories and a cash award of US$5,000 for the award of Caribbean Top Crime Fighter.
The RGPF has captured awards in these categories in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and now 2020.
During the award ceremony, Commissioner of Police Mr. Edvin Martin who is also the First Vice President of ACCP expressed the association’s gratitude to Amalgamated Security for their continued support and reorganisation of the efforts of Caribbean Law enforcement officers.
Commissioner Martin in his brief remarks stated that receiving these awards speaks volumes and gives testimony to the depth and capacity of the RGPF. He believes that it will serve as a motivation and impetus for officers going forward. He commended both officers and encouraged continued hard work, commitment, and dedication to duty.
Country Manager of Amalgamated Security Services, retired Major Charles Rodriquez also delivered brief remarks. He too commended the officers and pledged the company’s continued support for this programme.
Office of Commissioner of Police