Two Barbadian police officers, Inspector (Ag.) Roland Cobbler and Detective Sergeant Mitchell Roach, were highlighted as leaders in their respected fields and copped the awards of Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer and Top Caribbean Crime Fighter respectively.
The presentation took place at the Amalgamated Security Services Regional Recognition Awards Programme for Public Law Enforcement during the hosting of the 33rd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police.
The conference was hosted from April 30 to May 4 at the Iberostar Hotel & Resort Montego Bay, Jamaica.
During the conference, the region’s most outstanding officers in three specific categories, namely, the Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer, Top Caribbean Crime Fighter, and Top Caribbean Career Mover were acknowledged.
Acting Inspector Cobbler was adjudged the Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer; Sergeant Shakisha Minors of the Bermuda Police Service was the first runner up, while Constable Cyril Charles of the Royal St Lucia Police Force was adjudged the second runner up.
Detective Sergeant Roach was adjudged the Top Caribbean Crime Fighter. Ishmael Pitt of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service was the first runner up, while Detective Constable Troy Joseph of the Grenada Police Force was adjudged the second runner up.
The award for the Top Caribbean Career Mover was presented to Assistant Superintendent of Police Andre Norton of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
The Commissioner of Police and the Senior Command Team of the Royal Barbados Police Force have acknowledged and congratulated both Cobbler and Roach as recipients of these prestigious awards.