From left: Vincent Walker, Brensley Ballantyne, Lenroy Brewster, Glenford Gregg Willisford Caesar, and Sydney James.

The Criminal Investigations Department has recognised some of its past and present members for their services.

At its recent annual social under the theme “Recognizing the Past, Celebrating the Present and Preparing for the Future”, the following previous CID Chiefs were honoured: Brensley Ballantyne, Lenroy Brewster, Vincent Walker, Willisford Caesar, Sydney James, Clauston Rogers, Ephraim Doyle, Ronald Christopher, Ernest James, Ekron Lockhart and Elton Jackson.

Superintendent of Police Ruth Jacobs was also honoured for being the first female officer in charge of CID.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Glenford Gregg and retired Inspector of Police Franklyn Williams were also honoured for their outstanding contribution to the department.

Several investigators also received awards. Most outstanding male CID Investigator was copped by PC 333 Gamal Bowens; Most outstanding female CID Investigator by PC 502 Renetta Millington; Most outstanding Major Crime Unit officer went to PC 240 Dwight James; and Most outstanding Criminal Records Office was awarded to PC 62 Dwight Gordon. The Most outstanding I.T. Officer award was presented to PC 377 Angello Duncan, while the Most improved male CID Investigator went to PC 540 Darrel Sam. The Most improved female CID Investigator award went to PC 773 Kajedra Charles.

The CID expressed thanks to the Mustique Company and Gaymes Bookstore for providing plaques and gifts to all honourees.

Superintendent Kamecia Blake-Byam, co-ordinator of the programme, said: “It is important that we recognise those persons who have paved the way for us and this is our small way of saying thank you to our honourees.

“We are celebrating today with our awardees because considering the dynamics of crime and current resources our CID men and women are hard workers. While we recognize that there are definitely areas for improvement, this must not daunt the efforts of those officers who work selflessly and diligently. We must create incentive as we encourage and motivate the staff”.