Dottin concerned about theft
Commissioner of Poilice Darwin Dottin said there has been a decline in reported crime, but admitted he was worried about the rise of theft on person, especially in relation to jewellery.
His comments were made the Police Association’s annual general meeting at Solidarity House today.
The Commissioner said the association which is celebrating its 50th anniversary had made a sizeable contribution to enhancing the work of the force and bringing issues such as terms of employment and welfare.
He however, said he would like to see much more police officers get involved in the association, noting that just 12 per cent of constables and 17 per cent of both sergeants and station sergeants took part in the last annual general meeting.
Dottin said it was only when salary negotiations were imminent, that “you get a sudden spurt in interest in the police association.”
The Commissioner also encouraged members to join the insurance scheme, noting that because there were too few members “and that’s why premiums are high.”