A ceremony was held here this week where Mr. Michael Charles, who served as Commissioner of Police from 2013 to 2016, handed the reins of leadership of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force over to the new top cop, Renold Hadaway.
Several dignitaries including Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves were in attendance.
Dr. Gonsalves praised Mr. Charles for his tenure and described him as a patriotic Vincentian. He also said an official ceremony will be held soon to recognize Mr. Charles.
The new Commissioner of Police, Hadaway in his remarks said Mr. Charles is being honoured for 35 years ‘hard years’ of public service. He praised Mr. Charles for establishing a good relationship with the public and promised to continue that trend.
Mr. Hadaway’s tenure to act as Commissioner of Police began August 1, 2016.
The Retirement Ceremony was held at the Police Canteen, in Kingstown on Tuesday August 2nd.