Sunday 20 October, 2019

250 firearms for Prison Service

From left to right: Deputy Commissioner of Prisons Dane Clarke; Prisons Commissioner Gerard Wilson; National Security Minister Stuart Young; Permanent Secretary Vel Lewis and Acting Permanent Secretary Penelope Bradshaw-Niles.

From left to right: Deputy Commissioner of Prisons Dane Clarke; Prisons Commissioner Gerard Wilson; National Security Minister Stuart Young; Permanent Secretary Vel Lewis and Acting Permanent Secretary Penelope Bradshaw-Niles.

The Prison Service has received 250 fireams from National Security Minister Stuart Young.

Young presented the firearms to Prisons Commissioner Gerard Wilson in keeping with the Ministry’s commitment to the safety and security of members of the Prison Service.

Speaking during Tuesday’s presentation, the Minister noted that very early in assuming office as the head of National Security, he met with the executive of the Prison Service and the Prison Officers Association (POA) to hear first-hand the issues affecting the service. One of the matters raised was the procurement of firearms for prison officers in a Keep and Carry System.

Young indicated that he was happy to deliver on the undertaking given to Commissioner Wilson and POA President Ceron Richards to have this matter addressed.

He further reaffirmed his commitment to the men and women in the Prison Service and assures that the Ministry of National Security is implementing a number of measures to address the issues affecting the organisation.

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