The 40th graduation ceremony of the Police Recruit Training Course number 41 has taken place this week.

The ceremony was held at the Police Training School in Basseterre on December 12.  

Thirty-four men and women, who successfully completed the training course took part in the ceremony to mark their achievement.

During the ceremony, the graduates performed a complex drills display, in which they formed the digit 41 – the number of the course. 

Several awards were distributed at the ceremony. The top award went to Constable Shatresha Ephraim who received the Baton of Honour from the Commissioner of Police, along with the Prime Minister’s Plaque and a trophy from the prime minister.

She also received awards for Best at Rifle Shooting, Best at Kit and Turn Out, Best at Physical Training and Best at Drills. 

Constable Akiel Jones was also awarded for Best at Rifle Shooting.

Constable Elrick Prentice won the award for Best at Pistol Shooting and Best at Weapon Training.

The award for Best at Self Defense went to Constable Emerson Archibald.

Best at Police Subjects and Best at Evidence and Procedure went to Constable Bentley Bissette.

Best Results in Final Exams went to Constable Jensen Charles who was also selected as the Most Improved student. 

Of the 34 graduates, nationals of Jamaica, Haiti and Guyana were among them.

Commissioner of Police, Ian Queeley, said that the common thread binding the group together was their desire to serve and he encouraged the them to do so with integrity.