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Police Commissioner of St. Vincent Collin John was elected Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police president.

St. Vincent’s top cop re-elected ACCP president

Commissioner of Police for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Collin John, is the new president of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP), according to a news release.

This is John’s second time serving as president having been first elected in 2019.

He was re-elected at the 35th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the ACCP, which was held virtually from Monday, May 10 to Thursday, May 13, 2021.

According to the news release, the theme of the conference was ‘Working During and Looking Beyond COVID-19, the Way Forward for Law Enforcement.

“The goal of the annual general meeting and conference is to support the mission and objectives of the ACCP by fostering regional collaboration and co-operation in the development and implementation of policing strategies, systems and procedures; the development of professional and technical skills of police officers and to identify proactive measures to prevent crime and improve police-community relations,” the release stated.

The release said police chiefs from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands attended the conference.

Members of the executive the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the president of the National Organisation of Black Law Enforcement Executive, executive director of the Regional Security System, executive director of Crime Stoppers Caribbean and Executive, the police attaché in the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, and the regional manager of the Police Foundation, also attending the meeting.

The meeting also saw participation from international law enforcement agencies such as Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, ACRO, US Coast Guard, U.S. Marshal Services, Homeland Security, Australia Federal Police, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.