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Nine finalists vie for Police of the Year title

Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 1:57 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Nine finalists have survived the first two rounds of selection at the Divisional and Area levels of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), to enter the final stage for the LASCO-sponsored Police of the Year Award for 2012.

The contenders for the top cop award will participate in a series of activities from October 1- 5, as they come under the scrutiny of the National Selection Panel. They will each face the panel on Friday, October 5 for their final interviews at the Police Officers Club.

The finalists are Sgt Patrick Chin, Woman Constable Shennian Duncan, Sgt Philmour Robinson, Corporal Oneil Patterson, Corporal Carl Taffe, Det/Sgt Sheldon Coulson, Inspector Dewite Walters, Sgt Dwight Burrell and Constable Hubert Smith.

The Police of the Year Awards Programme was initiated in 2000 by LASCO and seek to publicly acknowledge the professionalism and dedication of the members of the JCF.

Among the criteria to be eligible for nomination, police officers must have excellent work ethic and working relationships with the public and team members, and they are also judged on their professional knowledge as well as knowledge of national and international affairs.

The first event of the week will be a clean-up of the Tarrant Primary School in Kingston on Monday, October 1.

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