Each application will be judged based on the following:
- Knowledge of job
- Communication Skills
All nominations must be received by the last day of February of each year and will be judged by a panel of distinguished judges.
Winners will be announced in April of each year and will be awarded at the ACCP Annual General Meeting and Conference of that same year.
Top Caribbean Career Move
Top Caribbean Career Move - Second Runner Up Inspector Clint Arthur Trinidad and Tobago Police Service
Ag. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Clint Arthur is a serving member of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service for the last 29 years. During his tenure, he has mapped out his career in the TTPS. He attended the Cipriani College of Labor Studies where he obtained an Associate Degree in Human Resource Management. After which he enrolled into the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business where he acquired his Master's Degree in Human Resource Management. He functions in critical areas within the organization, one such was his role as a member of the logistics team with the organizing committee for the summit of the Americas and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference held in Trinidad in 2009. ASP Arthur was the recipient of a Chevening Scholarship Award from the Government of the UK in 2012. In December 2013 he obtained a second Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2015 he was the lone representation from Trinidad and Tobago for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Award. During this time he perused and participated in several training programs.
Top Caribbean Career Move - First Runner Up Assistant Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney The Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda
Mr. Atlee Rodney a former teacher was enlisted into the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda on 15th January 1982. After his graduation, he was posted at the Special Patrol Group where he received training from the US Army 82nd Airborne in Basic Military Operations. After six years on the job, he was promoted to Corporal of Police and his training continued as a Narcotic Investigator and subsequently, he participated in an instructor course. After his promotion to the rank of sergeant, he was transferred to the CID where he completed various courses in drug abuse and leadership as well as completed his bachelor’s degree. His career grew when he took up a position as a staff officer of the Regional Security System in Barbados, this, as well as other strategic moves, leap fogged him to the rank of Assistant Superintendent. Because of his knowledge and experience, Mr. Rodney was able to bridge the gap between the police force and its stakeholders. In less than two years he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police, then to Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Top Caribbean Career Move - Winner Superintendent Ronald Phillip Royal St. Lucia Police Force
Mr. Ronald Phillip joined the Royal St. Lucia Police Force on the 8th February 1999. Mr. Philip is the holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice (honors) from Monroe College and a Master of Science Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus). Within the last two years, he participated in two police-related academic pieces of training and emerged first place in both and attained the highest grade in his research paper. His hard worked paid off when he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police with responsibility for the largest policing jurisdiction on the island. In 2016 when he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent he was reassigned to corporate service, a post that is critical in relation to training and development, policy development and implementation. He has made a concerted effort in ensuring that other law enforcement agencies participate in training ventures.
- Sergeant Avianne Smith-Cordice - Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police force
Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer
Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer - Second Runner Up Deputy Inspector Henry Kia Korps Politie Suriname
Deputy Inspector Henry Kia started his career as a police officer on November 16th, 1992. He started working as community policing officer in 2005 where he belonged to the very first group of community policing trainees. Ever since his appointment, he has always committed himself to motivating and educating the youth. He would frequently visit local schools and forge excellent working relationships with school principals and other community members to fight crime; he even hosted a radio programme which regularly provides important information for the community. He launched a project where he held motivational and educational sessions. He appoints school student ambassadors who were tasked with positively influencing the behavior of other students. Because of its success, this initiative was introduced in other schools throughout the capital city.
Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer - First Runner Up Assistant Superintendent Oswain Subero Trinidad and Tobago Police Service
Assistant Superintendent Oswain Subero joined the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on March 7th, 1988. In the year 2003 when the Inter-Agency Task Force was formed, Mr. Subero, who was then a corporal, was responsible for recording and field operations. This unit was challenged because of lack of public trust; relationships had to be built which birthed the Hearts and Minds Programme of the IATF. His advocacy bridged the gap between the public and the police which resulted in the provision of service and engagement of communities which were previously excluded. He also led the revival and formation of three police youth clubs with 300 plus members. The clubs provide engagement for young people within the communities who are bombarded by recruiters within the underworld. ASP Subero presides over the Beetham Gardens Homework Centre, a programme instituted to keep children off the street after school. Daily he and his team visit schools to achieve social transformation and behavior.
Top Caribbean Community Policing Officer Winner Constable Jonathan Kern Royal Cayman Islands Police Service
Constable Jonathan Kern joined the Royal Cayman Islands Police Services 15th March 2012. PC Kern is a community officer who predominantly works in the busy waterfront area where the islands have upwards of 10,000 people arriving on cruise ships. He has an exemplary record; one achievement is one where he conceived, designed and built a mobile phone web app which enables members of the public to contact the community police department. Even when he is off duty PC Kern’s work as a police officer never stops, while on an airplane between the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, he noticed an international fugitive, he alerted the flight crew and on arrival, the fugitive was arrested. Back in the Cayman Islands, a spike in burglaries where recorded and PC Kern devised a patrol plan which incorporated victim support and reduced burglaries from 14 in one weekend to 0 the following weekend. Academically he completed parts 1 and 2 of a community policing certification offered by the University of the West Indies. PC Kern has demonstrated that community work and technology can work hand in hand to deter crime and violence.
- Sergeant (Ag) Meldon James – Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force
- Inspector Daryl Chandler – Korps Politie Nederlandse Antillen
Top Caribbean Crime Fighter
Top Caribbean Crime Fighter - Second Runner Up Corporal Alvin Prospere Royal St. Lucia Police Force
Corporal Alvin Prospere was enlisted into the Royal St. Lucia Police Force on 10th February 2003. He is the holder of a Bachelors and a Master’s Degree in Business Information Technology, both from the University of Wales, England. He currently supervises the Special Operations Patrol Team in St. Lucia which is a special group created as a crime reduction initiative. The intervention of this special unit dismantled the notorious “Bois Patat Gang”. On New Year’s Day 2016 the Special Operations Patrol Team headed by Corp. Prospere recovered 8 kilos of cocaine, the following month, after being fired upon, Corp. Prospere captured the suspect with a .380 pistol and hauled him before court charging him with the offense of using a firearm with intent. The intervention of Corp Prospere and his unit saw the decrease of homicides in the country from 33 in 2014 to 27 in 2016.
Top Caribbean Crime Fighter - First Runner Up Superintendent Mitchell Ceasar Guyana Police Force
Detective Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr. Mitchell Ceasar was enlisted into the Guyana Police Force on the 29th February 1992. Due to this outstanding performance, he has advanced to the aforementioned rank. He has participated in courses both locally and internationally which agencies such as INTERPOL and the FBI. Due to his devotion and dedication to the Guyana Police Force several high profile criminals were dismantled and persons charged for various offenses; he has reopened several cold cases in which five were solved in 2016 resulting in several persons being charged and currently before the court. In 2015 Mr. Ceasar charged persons with 22 murder cases and in 2016 he charged persons arising from 14 murder cases. In 2015 he charged persons from 14 cases of robbery where firearms were used.
Top Caribbean Crime Fighter - Winner Superintendent Mc Donald Jacob Trinidad and Tobago Police Service
Senior Superintendent of Police Mc Donald Jacob joined the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on the 19th January 1981. He has served in various divisions and departments, however during the period 2015-2016 he successfully led the Criminal Investigations Department at the Port of Spain Division which led to the division being named the most outstanding for 2016. He introduced an innovation of using communication technology to improve targeting of robbery and larceny offenders which is now a model for all police divisions. Another innovation used by Senior Superintendent Jacob was the use of solvability factors and a team approach to improve detection of crime which resulted in a 114% increase in the detection rate in one year. A further success story is how Mr. Jacob, by targeting priority offenders, led to the identification of 67 offenders and the arrest of 47 of them. The soft approach to dealing with criminal activities was also used by Jacob, a trend was observed that when school children were on vacation from school crime bosses used them to conduct crimes, as a result Mr. Jacob hosted 7 youth camps where 789 young lives where touched and diverted from criminal activities, data showed that there was a decrease in robberies and larceny with the age group of 8 to 19 years.
- Sergeant Sheridan Coutain – Royal Grenada Police Force
- Deputy Inspector Harvey Castillion – Korps Politie Suriname
- Corporal (Ag) Alex Primus – Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force