Superintendent of Police Ruth Jacobs presents a check to Assistant Superintendent of Police Hesran Ballantyne at last week’s event.

Retiring head of the Criminal Investigation Department, Superintendent of Police Ruth Jacobs has made two monetary donations to the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.

Jacobs, who is the nation’s first female chief detective, told the annual police awards ceremony last Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, that the donations were expressions of gratitude to the constabulary for its contribution to her life.

“You know, you can’t get everything from the police force and you don’t give back anything” she said, as she donated a cheque for EC$500 to continue the Police Scholarship Fund.

“And I want to let you know that I’ll be paying my scholarship fund of $20 until death do I part.”

Jacobs also donated a cheque for EC$500 to help the work of the Crime Prevention Unit.

“You know, I am the first woman in the history of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force to lead the Criminal Investigations Department. And this evening, to continue the fight against crime in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, I am going to call [upon] ASP Ballantyne as I donate a cheque of $500 to the CID Crime Prevention Unit to continue the fight against crime in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” Jacobs said.

She said she does not have a lot of money and the donations are from her heart.

“I love the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force. Everything that I earn, I earn it because of the police force. Thank you very much,” Jacobs said.

Jacob and acting Commissioner of Police Renold Hadaway proceeded on pre-retirement leave on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

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