Deputy Prime Minister – Sam Condor
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 14, 2010 (CUOPM)
There is need for further investigation into the efficiency and responsiveness of the Federation’s security forces.
This is the view expressed by newly-appointed Minister of National Security, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Sam Condor.
Minister Condor in a comprehensive report to the Cabinet on Monday underscored the deep concern of his ministry regarding the continuing spate of violence in the Federation and presented an overview of recent criminal activity in the Federation.
He surmised that while government continues for many years to place increasing emphasis on National Security in material and institutional investment terms, it is clear that the efficiency and responsiveness of the security forces need to be investigated.
Minister Condor and Special Advisor in the Ministry, Dr. Norgen Wilson in outlining the most critical findings of the investigation, noted that the human and physical resources, coordination and communication, discipline and control, leadership and community policing, were the principal areas under review.
The Minister concluded his report by discussing a manageable number of practical recommendations which he said would not necessarily demand additional resources, but which could drastically improve the quality and scope of delivery of the security forces.
The recommendations restructuring the crime fighting units to improve synergy and achieve greater overall effectiveness; re-organising human resources in both the Defence Force and the Police Force and reinforcing and further underscoring law-enforcement activities.