Police officer recognised for contributions to RCIPS

| 20/06/2017
CNS Local Life

MHA Acting Chief Officer Michael Nixon presents certificate to Training Sergeant Roje Williams

(CNS Local Life): Roje Williams, a police officer who has been on the job for more than 10 years, has received the Chief Officer’s Choice Award for his service from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The training sergeant knew from when he was young that he wanted to join the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and he fulfilled that dream when he was 21.

“I was raised to appreciate the principle of performing a civic duty, and I’m now doing my part to ensure the positive advancement of this country and to safeguard and improve the quality of life for all citizens,” he said in a government press release.

“When I became part of the RCIPS, I vowed to always do my part as a police officer to ensure that it continues to evolve into what the community deserves,” Williams added. “But I am only one civil servant amongst many, and I believe if we all excel and do our part we can build the necessary platform for a safer community.”

Although Williams understands that police officers face many dangers in their jobs, he said they must also wear a brave face when dealing with the unknown and unpredictable.

“No two days are the same and that is partly due to the fact that crime itself has no boundaries,” he said.

On receiving the award, he said, “I was extremely surprised to be honest, and humbled to be recognised. This award speaks positively on the confidence persons have in me and, most of all, it speaks volumes about the opportunity the RCIPS and the Deputy Governor’s Awards system give civil servants like me to be recognised.”

RCIPS business manager Charmaine Moss nominated Williams for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the service.

MHA Acting Chief Officer Michael Nixon, amongst other ministry and RCIPS leaders, presented the award to Williams, as the recognition programme’s civil servant honouree for April 2017.

“Sergeant Williams is a model police officer, particularly for new recruits in preparing them to become the next generation of police officers that will be confronted with far greater challenges and expectations,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Anthony Ennis, who oversees the Training Development Unit, said.

“He ensures the new recruits are equipped to lead and serve the community, while continually adapting to new challenges and exacting standards. Sergeant Williams has consistently shown a keen interest in the continued development of these officers and remains a source of professional support, even after they have left the classrooms, to operational policing and is a credit to the training faculty, the RCIPS and wider public service.”

As of May 2017, Williams has trained 27 local recruits for the RCIPS, dating back to the 2014 recruitment class.

“My main drive in my current role as the training sergeant is seeing recruits live up to their full potential, become officers and achieve greatness,” Williams said.

“I wear the badge to shatter preconceptions of law enforcement; to show kindness in the face of ridicule and animosity towards the badge. I wear the badge to show that the best way to change something is to become part of it, and create the change yourself.”

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  1. Our turn next says:

    Congratulation Sergeant Williams well done.