As the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda marks its 55th anniversary of police week celebrations, officers took to the streets on Wednesday to distribute care packages to various communities across the island.
This community initiative, which started several decades ago, has significantly improved over the years.
A large number of packages were distributed to show appreciation to those who have served and worked closely with the police while making a meaningful contribution to the nation.
The care packages contain toiletries and a wide variety of non-perishable items, many of which were donated by businesses across the island. Commissioner of Police, Mr. Atlee Rodney, expressed gratitude to the business community and all those who have supported police week to make it successful each year.
Police officers who participated in the drive said it was a heartwarming experience and added true value to this year’s theme: “With Pride and Dignity, We are Working Together With Our Community”.
Assistant Superintendent Rodney Ellis, Inspectors Natalie Baltimore, Gwendolyn Joseph-Gomes, Francis Dinard, and several others took part in the community project.
The 2023 police week celebrations will end on Sunday, September 17, with a family fun day and sporting activities at Ffryes Beach, starting at 10 am.