A total of 171 retired members of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) have been honoured for years of dedicated service
Addressing the awards luncheon at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel, New Kingston, on Tuesday (September 14), Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson, commended them for serving with “unswerving dedication and unhesitant commitment”.
“You are all beacons to this country…you have given of yourselves…for a great cause – the maintenance of law and order, stability, as well as sustenance of the sovereignty of this beloved land,” he said.
Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson (left), speaking with Social Psychologist, Dr. Leachim Semaj, prior to the start of an awards luncheon for retired members of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel, New Kingston Tuesday (September 14).
He also praised the awardees for choosing to remain professional law enforcement officers, even though it may have been a difficult career, and urged them to continue to make their mark in the development of the country.
Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington, praised the retirees for having taken the first step, many years ago, of enlisting in the ISCF.
“What you have done is to show the rest of Jamaica what can happen when bright, young, courageous men and women invest the youthful years of their lives in service to their country,” the Commissioner said.
“I would like to encourage all of you to…continue to demonstrate and be ambassadors to the service of law enforcement in your retiring years, and to encourage other young, bright, ambitious men and women to follow your footsteps and to enlist in the service,” he said.
Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson (second right), speaking with, from left, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, Commandant of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), Osmond Bromfield and Social Psychologist, Dr. Leachim Semaj, at the an awards luncheon for retired members of the ISCF at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel, New Kingston, Tuesday (September 14).
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, reminded the retired officers that though they will no longer be active members of the ISCF, it is still a part of their task to continue to be nation builders.
“I believe that if you have been exemplars of high levels of professionalism in your organisation, you owe it to your country to continue to be mentors to all the people in your community, especially the young people who need direction,” she said.
The ISCF is the first reserve to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Its members supplement the regular force in all facets of policing, including the detection and investigation of major breaches of the Road Traffic Act.