St.Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris has made a call for more innovative thinking at the leadership of the security forces . This call was made at the closing ceremony of the Regional Security System (RSS) Section Leaders Course held in St.Kitts .
Prime Minister Harris stated that the security forces must always be one step ahead of the criminals and in order to do that innovative thinking and leadership is paramount.
“If we are to create the highest levels of safety and security to our Federation we need innovative leaders, leaders who are innovative thinkers. The criminals are looking for new ways of committing their criminal acts. They strive always to be one step ahead of the Police. Our police must keep ahead of them,” PM Harris declared.
The Minister of National Security went on to indicate that effective and innovative leadership must be precipitated by a willingness to learn, adapt and be flexible particularly in a very dynamic technological environment.
PM Harris concluded “Considering the drivers of change particularly with technology, any of you who previously operated as leaders in an ingrained traditional and bureaucratic structure will have to alter these traditions to become more flexible and adaptive to the global changes. This would help the organisation to become more proactive in the fight against crime.”
Four (4) officers of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force were amongst a class of 25 officers who graduated from the Section Leaders Course.
The graduation took place on Thursday 10th 2015, at the NEMA Headquarters, Basseterre. Police Officers from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Kitts and Nevis participated in the Leadership course .