In this Dec. 28, 2013 photo, then acting police chief, Michael Charles, interacts with children in South Rivers. Charles has been appointed Commissioner of Police. (IWN photo)

Commissioner of Police, Michael Charles. (file photo)
Commissioner of Police, Michael Charles. (file photo)

Career cop Michael Charles, who will on Feb. 28 celebrate 33 years as a member of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, has been appointed Commissioner of Police.

Charles, who was acting in that capacity since last year, told I-Witness News on Sunday that he was informed on Wednesday of his appointment, which took effect Nov. 1, 2013.

“To be honest, I am really elated, but the feeling I have right now is no different from the feeling I had all the time,” Charles told I-Witness News on Sunday.

He said he is looking forward to using his tenure to improve the relationship between the police and the public and to work with residents to reduce crime.

Charles has been acting as the nation’s police chief since former commissioner, Keith Miller, went on pre-retirement leave last year, ahead of his retirement.

Charles joined the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force on Feb. 28, 1981 and has been attached to the Special Services and Narcotics units and the Special Branch. He was also a member of the Prime Minister’s Security Detail.

5 replies on “Career cop Michael Charles appointed Commissioner of Police”

    1. Patrick Ferrari says:

      Shoot first, ask questions – or not – after.

      We bitch when they are promoted from a lower rank to the top.

      We bitch when they work their way up through the ranks.

      How to please you Mr Binose. Careful now, not that we need to.

      By the way, what have you seen to make you arrive at that infallible conclusion?

  1. It is exteremely worrying that the PM can arbitrarily select the Commissioner of Police rather than leaving this decisiion to an independent and imparitial body of knowledgeable persons as they do in the developed countries. Yet another example of why we call St. Vincent a Third World society.

  2. congrats To the new Commissioner Michael Charles hard work do pay off, continue to do what God has chosen you to do,in the service your country. I’m really very proud of you.
    your life and service to this country is a testament of your hard work commitment and loyalty.
    please do not let these fools such as this Peter Binose and those who think like him get you down forgive him he knows no better, let their criticism make you stronger.
    WHO JAH JAH BLESS NO MAN CUSS!!

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