Second batch of police recruits graduate – encouraged to “Be the change you want to see”

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Second batch of police recruits graduate – encouraged to “Be the change you want to see”

At a ceremony held at the Police Academy, St James, on Saturday, December 18th, 2021 the second Batch 1 of 2021 graduated.

The graduating class of Batch 1 of 2021, Group 2 was congratulated for an excellent job throughout the period by the Executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) in the ceremony themed “be the change you want to see.”

The ceremonies were divided into two to ensure the Public Health Regulations are adhered to. The first group graduated in November.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Erla Christopher, in delivering the feature address, saluted the graduates and underscored their role in adding to the success of the TTPS. DCP Christopher reminded the young officers that their functions are centred on service and support especially in this current climate of the organization and its deliverables focusing on the value of service to citizens.

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, has shown the organization and by extension the recruits that adaptability was key in their training and is crucial to service she added.
Those present were fortunate to listen to reflections from a representative of the three batches that graduated; Batches D, E and F.

DCP Christopher commented on the amalgamated training approach used at the academy during the pandemic, particularly the introduction of the online lecture classes. She reminded the graduates that “There is much that needs to be done to ensure that the public’s trust in the Police Service is returned and the Executive looks forward to seeing an injection of new, fresh ideas and initiatives from you, the new officers, that will bridge the gap that exists between the Police and our citizens.”

The ceremony ended with a toast to the successful future of the recruits.
Present at the ceremony were DCPs Joanne Archie, ACP Pamela Schullera Hinds along with Provost, Dr. Simon Alexis and Superintendent of the Police Academy, Curtis Simmons and other members of the executive.