A new Executive has been elected to run the affairs of the Police Welfare Association.
The elections were held on January 24, 2020, under the supervision of the Supervisor of Elections, Superintendent of Police, Kamecia Blake-Byam, the officer in charge of Central Division.
According to a Police News Release, Corporal Lez Harry was elected as new Chairman after he was ratified by the membership.
He will replace Station Sergeant Brenton Smith who elected not run for re-election.
Station Sergeant Smith served as chairman of the Police Welfare Association from 2006 to 2013 and again from 2017 to 2020.
Corporal Harry, a Police Officer for 23 years, thanked Station Sergeant Smith for his contribution and said he would have served the organization with distinction.
He urged the general membership to support the new executive and to work hand in hand with the executive as the way forward is chartered.
The new Chairman said that his executive will foster and forge a good working relationship with the hierarchy of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.
Four individuals were nominated to contest for the three available posts on the Senior Branch Board with Sergeants Daniel Prescott, Marilyn Burke and Rochelle Smith emerging as the representatives for that branch.
Corporals Lez Harry, Shacky Greene, Colin May and Germano Douglas will be the representatives of the Intermediate Branch Board while Constables Moise Cummings, Kenroy Martin, Renford Samuel, Rohan Howard and Sherika Gordon were elected to be the representatives of the Junior Branch Board.
On February 6, 2020 a meeting was held with the general membership of the association to select the chairperson of each branch board, the General Secretary and the overall chairperson to oversee the mandate and run the affairs of the association.
Sergeant Rochelle Smith was selected as chairperson of the Senior Branch, Corporal Lez Harry as Intermediate chairperson and Constable Moise Cummings as Junior Branch chairperson. Constable Somorow Quashie was appointed as the General Secretary.