Police and Ministry of Finance meet to resolve problem with police records

The Ministry of Finance and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCPF) held strategic talks on Wednesday August 17, 2022 to address current issues with the issuance of police records.

The Minister, Hon. E. Jay Saunders; Assistant Secretary, Ms. Nasiya Misick Dickenson; and Director, Digitalization & E Government Technology and Innovation (DETI), Mr. Andre H. Mills.

Representing the RTCPF were the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rodney Adams; Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Darron Williams; Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr. Kemron Lowhar; Inspector, Mr. William Lightbourne; sergeant. JepsonVictor; Head of Support Services, Mr. Phil Branch; and Police Sergeant, Mrs. Kayeadian Gillespie.

During the meeting, the team got an overview of the current state of affairs around the processing and production of police records, and they discussed the challenges and bottlenecks that lead to processing delays. extended execution. A number of solutions were proposed at the meeting, and an IT working group made up of DETI and RTCPF members was established and tasked with recommending a final solution to present to the Cabinet at its September 7 meeting.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Rodney Adams, said he was pleased that the Ministry of Finance and the RTCPF were working together to address the issues plaguing the timely production of police records.

Commenting on the meeting, Hon. Saunders said: “I am pleased that my department is able to lend a hand and provide the budget needed to improve the processing and issuance of criminal records, which has long annoyed the public. We understand the public’s frustration with the process and are committed to working with the RTCPF to deploy a solution as soon as possible.