Prime Minister and minister for national security, Dr. Keith Mitchell, met with the leadership of the royal Grenada police force this week to discuss several matters pertaining to the effective operation of the force and to obtain feedback on what government can do to help enhance the work of police officers.
Minister for National Security, Dr. the Right Honorable Keith Mitchell expressed concern about the recent series of events surrounding the police-involved shooting of one young man, and the subsequent shooting and killing of his father less than two weeks later.
At the time of his death, the father, Trevor Regis, allegedly attacked three police officers in the city, before he was shot four times.
A news release from the Government Information Service on Thursday, said the Prime Minister wished the injured officers a speedy recovery and he has privately extended condolences to the family of the deceased.
He also commended the Acting Commissioner of Police for his outreach to the family of the injured and deceased and the sensitivity displayed.
Dr. Mitchell noted that maintaining safety and security in the current context requires additional responsibility and behavior modification.
The nation’s leader encouraged police officers to be vigilant but to also use their discretion as they are not only law enforcers, but must also function as psychologists and a diplomats.
Prime Minister Mitchell ended his contribution to the meeting by encouraging officers to continue doing the best job they can and assuring them that Government will continue to ensure that the necessary resources are provided to facilitate the effective operation of the RGPF.