- Written by: ACCP
It is with a sense of personal and organizational pride that I am officially informing you that at the recently concluded International Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Conference held in the Bahamas from October 1st – 4th I was elected to serve in the post of Regional Director for Region 13 and a member of the LETR International Council. This was a truly historic occasion because it was the first time since the inception of the programme, which started in the Unites States in 1981 and was first introduced to the Caribbean by now retired Jamaica Constabulary Force Assistant Commissioner of Police Neville Wheatle, that it was being held outside of the United States and it was the first time in its history that a Regional Director was being appointed from the Caribbean Region to serve in this capacity. One of the reasons for hosting the conference in the Caribbean is to motivate and inspire Commissioners of Police and members of the various law enforcement agencies to become more engaged in the Law Enforcement Torch Run programme, which is geared towards raising funds and creating awareness about the work of Special Olympics. It also caters to the physical, health, educational, social and sporting needs of persons in the region and globally with intellectual disabilities. If properly applied it can be a useful tool to expand community based policing, engage local partners and improves police/citizen relationship.
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