Police Welfare Association advocates for station repairs island wide

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The state of disrepair at some of the nation’s police stations has caused the Police Welfare Association to advocate for improved working conditions for officers.
The association’s Chairman, Inspector Claudina Nathaniel Morgan told OBSERVER media that the body is aware of the conditions and has already made several presentations to the relevant authorities to alleviate the issue.
Earlier this week, officers at the Freetown Police Station lamented the undesirable work conditions such as sewage seeping from the upstairs toilet, broken faucets and damaged electrical outlets.
“Over a period of time we have been trying to make adjustments and to seek for our officers to be comfortable. The welfare has tried to do some minor repairs here and there but obviously we would want the authorities to step in,” Morgan said.
Inspector Morgan emphasised that the officers have to sleep, eat and shower while at work and are entitled to comfort especially in the demanding job.
She made note of a shortage of uniforms for members of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda (RPFAB) and stated that small attempts have been made to address the issue.
“It’s not enough, we are a uniformed body and we are entitled to that,” Morgan said.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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