Top Caribbean Crime Fighter
To ensure a fair chance for officers from smaller forces versus officers from larger forces, the Top Caribbean Crime Fighter will not only be selected by the number of crimes detected by the nominated officers. The ratio between cases assigned to any officers and detected cases by these officers may also be considered. Furthermore, the impact that the case(s) detected by an officer (incl. resulting convictions) had on general safety and security within the respective community (and by extension country and region) will be the main criterion for the judges on the awards programme’s panel.
Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer
The activities a police officer is nominated for must have been conceived, developed, supported and/or led by the police officer nominated for the award. The activities will be judged regarding their success rate, effectiveness, problem-orientation, and innovation. The improvement of relationships with the community and persons within the community will also be judged. Additionally, a list of community-based initiatives the officer is involved in or has introduced within the two-year timeframe that the judges will be looking into must be produced. In the instance of Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer, recommendations can also be made by members of the community (inclusive of the private sector), but still must be endorsed by the immediate supervisor, recommended by the area commander and approved by the Commissioner of Police.
Top Caribbean Career Move
The nomination must be in relation to an individual’s professional development within a two year period preceding the nomination for the award. The nominees’ professional development (e.g. tertiary education; trainings; overall performance improvement) must have resulted in a noticeable improvement of overall operations within the respective police force and by extension in improved safety and security in police force and communities. Individuals must have the rank of “Inspector” or higher to be eligible for nomination.
Theme: Transnational Organized Crime: A Growing Threat to Regional Security
Executive Chairman Dr. Michael Aboud (Honorary)
The Critical Role of Technology For the Way Forward During and Beyond Covid-19
Amalgamated Security Services was a proud participant of the 35th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) which was held virtually in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
The theme for 2021 is “Working during and Looking Beyond COVID-19, the way forward for Law Enforcement.” The conference was hosted from 10th – 13th May, 2021.
Executive Chairman Dr. Michael Aboud (Honorary) of Amalgamated Security Services Limited presented on May 12th, 2021. See below for his presentation of “The Critical Role of Technology For the Way Forward During and Beyond Covid-19”
- Requirements for Communication During and Beyond Covid-19
- Synergies Between Existing Technologies and Ways to Manage Those In Order to Achieve Optimal Results for Law Enforcement
- Additional Technologies Required Beyond Covid-19
- (Potential) Pitfalls
- Impact on Productivity and Budgets
Theme: “Working during and Looking Beyond COVID-19, the Way forward for Law Enforcement”
35th (Virtual) Annual General Meeting and Conference Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) 10th – 13th May 2021. Amalgamated Security Services is a proud participant of the 35th AGM of the ACCP, view live conference here.
ASSL Regional Recognition Awards 2019
Each year, the Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) Regional Recognition Awards Programme for Public Law Enforcement, in collaboration with the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP), acknowledges and awards Top Law Enforcement Officers across the Caribbean region. The programme recognizes a total of nine outstanding Police Officers from member countries of the ACCP, with three Awardees per each of the three categories: Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer | Top Caribbean Crime Fighter | Top Caribbean Career Move
In 2019 the fifth annual Amalgamated Security Services Regional Recognition Award Programme for Public Law Enforcement ceremony was held in the Cayman Islands. The 2019 Awardees are:
Top Caribbean Crime Fighter:
- Detective Constable Shonel Cummings, Grenda (1st Place Winner)
- Detective Sergeant (Ag) Kenval Bryan, Cayman Islands (1st Runner Up)
- Inspector (Ag) Robert Joseph, Trinidad, and Tobago (2nd Runner Up)
Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer:
- Inspector (Ag) Veldon Ragguette, OH, Antigua and Barbuda (1st Place Winner)
- Senior Constable Esnard Flavius, St. Lucia (1st Runner Up)
- Constable Cerepha Bridgeman, Bermuda (2nd Runner Up)
Top Caribbean Career Move:
- Superintendent Mashama Sealy, St. Lucia (1st Place Winner)
- Superintendent Na’imah Astwood, Bermuda (1st Runner Up)
- Chief Inspector (Ag) Everton Spence, Cayman Islands (2nd Runner Up)