BY GEISHA KOWLESSAR
The new executive of the Police Social and Welfare Association will be decided today, as more than 7,000 police officers are expected to cast their votes.
Incumbent Cpl Cedric Neptune, who has headed the association for the past three years, has expressed his eagerness to assume again the role of president.
The three teams vying for victory are Neptune’s party, under the banner “Motivated Dedicated Performers,” The BOLD (Builders, Organisers, Legislators and Defenders) Team, headed by Cpl Neal Rawlins, and Get In Dis CAMP team, under the stewardship of Cpl Emrol Bruce.
Feedback from some police officers last week said they were impressed by the campaigning strategies of all candidates.
The race leading to the election has not only been costly, but has also taken the three teams to far-flung areas, including the Deep South and Tobago.
Similar to T&T’s general election due this year, campaigning for the police vote has been a round-the-clock affair.
Candidates were, up to late last evening, visiting their colleagues in various stations, coaxing them to cast their ballots.
The BOLD Team has even distributed DVDs to their colleagues highlighting the group’s objectives.
Each team, however, expressed confidence.
Yeah man! While fockin Trinidad bun and run over by all kinda fockin criminals and bandits, these fockin niggas campaigning.
Imagine an escape bandit playin wid he fadder toli and he pardners carry em dong ah track and it take the Police half ah fockin hour to arrive. Other big boy officers sons fockin fightin and bussin man head wid beer bottle outside Smokey and Bunty. And the big sawatees say crime dong.
Ah wonder if they campaigning wid the fockin police vehicles too.
Trinidad Police is the greatest yes. Anyhow most of dem are niggas. We cyah expect better.