Friday, June 19, 2020

Rolle: Time to redefine policing

Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle

By Rayne Morgan

Speaking at a Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) A&B Squad Graduation ceremony on Grand Bahama yesterday, Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle cautioned the graduates about becoming officers in a global climate of increased scrutiny of police forces. 

“Recruits, you are graduating during a time when the role of police is receiving scrutiny around the world and the question is being asked as to the role and the relevance of the police,” he said.

“Where public awareness is at its highest due to the round-the-clock press coverage and social media… I am of the view that the time has come for policing as a profession to be redefined.”

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