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Special constables suing

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Special constables suing

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A GROUP OF special constables is suing the authorities to try to force through permanent appointments as police officers.

The SUNDAY SUN has learnt that 34 special constables have been working full-time in the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) for ten years or more, but have not been converted to full-fledged police officers as they have been expecting.

Some of them have even been on the job for over 20 years and have degrees.

But the force is contending that they have no legal entitlement to be appointed full constables, even though they perform all of the duties of constables and wear the same basic uniform, except that their badges say SC, rather than PC. The only other difference is that they have not done the six-month training programme for police recruits.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.