Barbadian Murders down by 9% yet Barbados Lawmen still need more Cops
Police are short-staffed in Barbados, any marketing analyst straight from UWI can detect it without even a poll, it is equally obvious to a blatant degree how these same officers who endangers themselves do not earn reciprocal wages to the level of risk undertaken.
Pay cops better and crime will reduce further, while Barbados had 32 murders in 2010 yet 29 for last year which is mild to St Lucia having 47 murders in 2011 and already starting this year with 3 so far, if police get more pay then more folk would think of this career option.
If more Bajans think of Policing as a career option then Demographics can be expanded, thus embracing more of Barbados’ community – bluntly put, more money means more cops and better equipment which in turn leads to tempting both Hindu and white Bajans to get a Sergeant’s stripes on their shoulder!
Where would more funds be accessed? Listen to Bob Verdun – he suggested if foreigners want to occupy the West Coast? Tax them for the privilege, divert those earnings towards salaries and proper training for Officers. If that happens in my view, then Police can tailor Recruiting to a wider cross-section of the island!