A member of the business community, who prefers to remain anonymous, has rewarded Corporal 723 Nolan Dalloway and his team with a monetary contribution of EC$2,500 for their effort in clamping down on illicit guns and drug activities on the leeward section of the country, the Police Public Relations Department has said.
Dalloway and his team were informed of the reward during a presentation at last Friday’s Officer Corp Meeting of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.
From Dec. 12 to 13, 2014, Dalloway, who is assigned to the Layou Rapid Response Unit (RRU), led a team of officers on routine patrol, which included stop and searches.
Thirteen persons were arrested and charged with gun and marijuana possession.
During that same month, the teams made 54 arrests, and with most of those charged were found guilty of the various offences when brought before the court.
“Dalloway demonstrated capable leadership which yielded results that help the Commissioner of Police achieved his dream,” said the businessman to the gazetted officers.
“Why my visit today? To endorse the performance culture that your Commissioner of Police is advocating,” the Police Public Relations Department quoted the businessman as saying.
The Department said that the businessman also commended Assistant Superintendent of Police, Joel James, for fire related training sessions conducted.
Dalloway said he and his team appreciate the incentive given by the businessman.
He praised his team members for their effort, noting “whether they are tired, they are always ready to go,” the police PR arm said.
“I am thankful to my wife who always gives me the courage. I am also grateful to ASP Scott for all that he has taught me,” said Dalloway.
“A lot of people think that I am rough, but I am not rough. I just like to see things go the right way and law and order maintained,” said Dalloway.
He said in the line of his duty many threats has been made against his life, but “once God is on your side, fear no one”.
Dalloway, who has received training in Antigua, Belize, the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago, will be celebrating his 10th anniversary as a police officer next year.
He said one of the most memorable occasions as a police officer was heading Tradewinds 2014 in Antigua, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored training exercise that helps nations in the region better respond to natural disasters and land and maritime threats, including illicit trafficking.