Commissioner of Police Erla Harewood- Christopher has said that the 37th Annual Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP)Conference, coming in rapid succession to the Regional Symposium on Crime, was especially significant.
In a media release, Harewood-Christopher said Caribbean Commissioners of Police in collaboration with other key law enforcement partners were able to engage in extensive and in-depth dialogue and planning in matters related to the security of our individual countries and the Caribbean region as a whole.
She echoed the sentiments of Edwin Martin, Commissioner Police for the Royal Grenada Police Force and outgoing President of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police, that the conference was not a talk shop and that the citizens of the region can look forward to benefiting from tangible outcomes.
She said Commissioner Martin announced the finalization of plans for the
establishment of a regional repository of plans, ideas, concepts and strategies that Commissioners of the region and members of the Association can access and adapt to address their unique local circumstances.
Harewood-Christopher said it was also announced that the finalization of a new strategic plan for the ACCP, the roadmap for Commissioners to collaborate and work together with regional and international bodies to leverage training, equipment, and other support needed to advance their agenda for safer communities across the region, is also very imminent.
"The conference provided a conducive environment for vendors to display the new, vital and cutting-edge technology, systems and resources that can be used in the fight against crime and for collaboration between delegates and exhibitors, and the police and private enterprise," she said.