Commissioner of Police, Colin John has been re-elected to a second term as president of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP).
John was re-elected during the ACCP’s 35th annual general meeting and conference, held virtually May 10 -13 May.
John was first elected as president in 2019.
The theme of the conference was “Working during and Looking Beyond COVID-19, the way Forward for Law Enforcement”.
The goal of the annual general meeting and conference is to support the mission and objectives of the ACCP by fostering regional collaboration and co-operation in the development and implementation of policing strategies, systems and procedures; the development of professional and technical skills of police officers and to identify proactive measures to prevent crime and improve police community relations.
Police chiefs from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands attended the conference.
Represented at this meeting were members of the executive the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the President of the National Organisation of Black Law Enforcement Executive.
The executive director of the Regional Security System (RSS) and executive director of Crime Stoppers Caribbean and Executive, the police attaché in the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington and the regional manager of the Police Foundation were also in attendance.
International Law Enforcement partners represented included, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Bureau of Diplomatic Security (RSO), ACRO, US Coast Guard, U.S. Marshal Services, Homeland Security, Australia Federal Police, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDITA)