By Admin. Updated 3:50 p.m, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Commissioner of Police Colin John celebrated thirty five years as a police officer on Monday.
And the Executive Management Team, Gazetted Officers and rank and file members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force-RSVGPF extends congratulations to the Commissioner on this milestone.
John enlisted in the RSVGPF on January 16, 1988 with twenty nine other Vincentian recruits. He is the only one from that batch who is still serving in the force today.
He received his initial training at the Regional Police Training School in Barbados.
Upon his returned to SVG, he was placed on Beat and Patrol.
During his illustrious career, Commissioner John also worked as an Honour Guard, Immigration Department, Drug Squad, Police Canteen, Police Training School, the Criminal Investigation Department, and at the Calliaqua, Biabou, Mesopotamia, and the Owia Police Stations.
In 2006, he left SVG to pursue law at Holborne College in the United Kingdom. He graduated in 2009 with an LLB with First Class Honours.
On October 22, 2010, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales. He was later called to the Bar of the OECS on October 31st of the same year.
He was later appointed as the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions in the office of the DPP. He was first person to hold such office.
Mr. John was reassigned to the RSVGPF on August 8, 2016 as the Deputy Commissioner of Police.
In 2017, he was promoted to Acting Commissioner of Police and was confirmed in the rank of Commissioner of Police on December 31, 2018.