Cops score high failure rate
Tuesday, January 8 2008
More than half of the total number of police officers who wrote examinations in 2006 failed to make the grade.
As a result, the Police Service Commission, in its 2006 report, has expressed its concern over the high failure rate at the exams.
Officers seeking promotion to the rank of corporal totalled 1,322. Of that amount 254 were absent, which meant 1,068 wrote the exam. Only 74 were successful, while 994 failed.
There were 1,436 who sought promotion to the rank of sergeant. Of that total 64 were absent, while only 100 were successful. Those who failed totalled 1,272.
Overall, the examination figures told a sorry tale. Of the 2,440 who wrote the exams; 174 were successful, while 2,266 failed.
In relation to discipline, the report pointed out that disciplinary matters that do not carry a penalty of dismissal were delegated to the Commissioner of Police by the commission.
Such matters are heard by “one man tribunals.”
A total of 35 matters were heard and determined.
Penalties included reduction of remuneration, transfer, imposition of a fine, or the officer was reprimanded.
The commission, in its report, has also expressed its concern about the number of court matters against police officers. Some cases are dismissed for want of prosecution due to non-appearance in court of police complainants
The commission subsequently sought legal advice, and now has introduced disciplinary procedures, concurrent with criminal proceedings.
However, if it is found that disciplinary proceedings may compromise the criminal proceedings, the commission will hold its hand on taking action.
The commission had noted with concern over the delay by the Commissioner of Police to appoint investigating officers to start disciplinary proceedings against officers who are the subject of court charges.
This proves my point all along. Go back to some earlier posts and you will see that I have said that the Police Service in T&T is plagued wid ah setta niggas that totally illiterate.
These fockers get they job through nenen, mammy, pappy was ah officer, meh cousin ha ah big man wokin in the Service and so on.
I could bet anybody that the successful ones were Indians in the majority.
Duncee fockers have we wey we is today.
Ever listen to Trevor Paul ?