DEFENCE AND SECURITY
Labour Party recognises that Barbados can only achieve its
goals of peace, development and democracy in conditions of
stability, which in turn requires adequate defence and security
Labour Party fully supports the Regional Security System,
and recognises that the local and regional community must
be prepared to respond to hurricanes, floods and other natural
disasters which occur from time to time. We further recognise
that there are man-made disasters such as oil pollution, toxic
waste, aircraft accidents, and environmental degradation and
abuse of land and sea.
will continue to support and maintain a well-trained, highly
motivated Defence Force.
the pension arrangements for the staff of the BDF.
the Barbados Coast Guard by providing a Helicopter for better
surveillance of our coastline and rescue operations.
the career prospects and provide counseling and welfare
services for ordinary ranks.
remains the source of greatest concern for Barbadians. Our
Police Force stands on the frontline between the public and
the criminal element. They need the support of all Barbadians
and we will give them their Fair Share.
is designed to build relations, trust and respect, and to
encourage greater interaction between the police and the community.
We believe that if the concept of community policing is to
take its true meaning, then the role of the police has to
change, and the police have to be seen as part of the community.
a DLP administration, the role of the police will be redefined
to allow the police to understand the needs of the community
and to perform multiple roles such as protector, teacher,
counselor, liaison officer, initiator, facilitator and enabler.
the resources necessary for the training and retraining
of our police officers, locally and on assignments abroad.
officers to training in community and social work.
the number of hours worked by the police or increase holiday
the Police better salaries.
the allowances of the Police.
training that would allow Special Constables to become Police
full-time stress management therapists available to the
the number of police officers.
the terms and conditions of the police to reflect the status
and importance of their new role.
the career options for Police Officers.
a special fund to upgrade and maintain equipment, facilities
and other resources of the Police Force.
the Force with all the modern crime fighting technology.
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