Antigua and Barbuda is being represented at the 35th (Virtual) Annual General Meeting and Conference of Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) from 10th – 13th May 2021 by Commissioner of Police Atlee P. Rodney. Commissioner Rodney who also holds the portfolio of 2nd Vice President of the Association will be engaging in critical discussions with his regional and International Law Enforcement counterparts.
The Annual General Meeting and Conference are being held under the theme “Working during and Looking Beyond COVID-19, the Way forward for Law Enforcement.” This event will see addresses from well-respected Law Enforcement and notable individuals to include Commissioner Colin John of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF), Ms. Lynda Williams from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Chief Cynthia Renaud of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the keynote address by Honourable Mia Amor Mottley QC, MP, Prime Minister of Barbados.
Noteworthy presentations will be made on topics to include COVID-19 Guidelines for Law Enforcement, The Role of Technology for the Way Forward, During and Beyond COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness (Hurricane/Volcanic Eruption) and the role of Law Enforcement during the Pandemic and Beyond. Many other presentations will form part of the Annual General Meeting and Conference with a dedicated focus on the growth and development of Police organisations throughout these unprecedented times.
The ACCP was formally established in 1987 and currently comprises Commissioners of Police from twenty-five (25) Caribbean Countries. The mission of the association is to be the principal regional organization for promoting and facilitating collaboration and cooperation in the development and implementation of policing strategies, systems and procedures in the region.
The development of the professional and technical skills of Police Officers throughout the region and proactive measures to prevent crime and improve Police community relations also forms part of the mission of the ACCP. The Association’s mandate allows for its engagement of its members in a united approach to the fight against crime in the region.