Fifteen members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force celebrated a milestone achievement yesterday, when they celebrated their 20th anniversary as members of the local constabulary.
The members of Course #16 who were enlisted on August 15th, 1997, and remain in the organization are: Lieutenant Commander Deon Henry; Chief Petit Officer Brandgurgon Glasgow; Petit Officers Celia Charles and Edwin Durrant; Sergeants Bernadette Matthews, Bertram Jack, Junior Ross and Suzetta Rodgers; Corporals Angela Byron, Delroy Tittle and Kevin Scarborough and Constables Sigbert Joseph, Worrel Franklyn, Osrick James and Glendon David.
Members of the group shared the view that while they are happy with service they have given to Vincentians, leaving a lasting legacy in lives of persons they have encountered is their greatest achievement.
Lieutenant Commander Deon Henry, the highest ranked member of the group, expressed his gratitude to God for his guidance throughout the years of service as well as his colleagues, family and friends for their support.
Some 33 recruits joined the Police Force on August 15th, 1997, but three left before Course #16 was completed.
To mark the anniversary the group conducted radio and television interviews, held a church service, staged a family day at Rawacou, assisted in painting the house of a needy person in Calliaqua and closed off with a social evening.
The others have resigned from the force.