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Posted by SR (riley) on Apr 05 2017 at 4:56 PM
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Ten police officers are to vie for top honours in the LASCO/Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Police Officer of the Year competition.The finalists were fêted at a reception held on March 27 at the Police Officers’ Club. In her remarks, Acting Commissioner of Police, Novelette Grant, congratulated the participants for reaching so far in the competition, noting that the event has been beneficial to both the police and the community as a whole.  “It has brought out the best in persons.  I have sat on the panel a couple of times and I have seen good projects, good ideas and very creative ways of seeking to ensure that community-based policing principles are adhered to,” she said.

“I am encouraging that regardless of where you place in the competition, continue the projects that you have started, because they are worthwhile and you wouldn’t have reached this far if your projects were not good.  So, continue to work on them, regardless of the outcome,” the Acting Commissioner added and encouraged the participants to continue to build good relationships with the police and the citizens. Ms. Grant also thanked LASCO for its sterling contribution over the years.
 For his part, Managing Director of LASCO Distributors Limited, Mr. Peter Chin, wished the finalists all the very best in their upcoming interviews and presentations.

“We have been doing this programme for 15 years and, for us, it is our very simple way of just saying thank you, and our contribution for the recognition that you need at this step,” he said. The LASCO/JCF Police Officer of the Year programme continues to motivate and publicly acknowledge members of the force who demonstrate outstanding professionalism and dedication.