In what could be described as a historical and long-awaited moment, the second floor of the Police Headquarters building was declared open by Minister of Legal Affairs, Steadroy Benjamin on April 27.
The road to this momentous occasion spanned more than twenty years.
In his address, Benjamin expressed delight in seeing the eventual completion of this project while thanking the Police Welfare Association for bringing to his attention the working conditions of police officers and pledged further support to improve these conditions.
The Minister spoke highly of the commitment of officers to fight crime as this could be seen in the overall decrease of serious crimes despite their working conditions a news release stated.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney noted that the police organization is celebrating the collective sacrifices of past efforts that brought about these happenings.
He appealed to the officers to utilise the facility wisely and to value its worth and appealed to policy-makers to make this type of event a regular occurrence noting that there is still work to be done at the CID, Bolans, Parham, All Saints and Barbuda Police Stations.