Marine Police Unit receives new boats from the UNODC through funding from the Kingdom of Denmark
The Marine Police Unit of the Seychelles Police Force took receipt on Monday 10th October of three Patrol Boats from the UNODC.
The boats have been acquired through fundings from the Kingdom of Denmark and adds to the existing fleet totalling up to five. The first two boats were acquired, also with the collaboration of the UNODC; in 2015.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Krishnan Labonte accepted the keys of the boats from the Danish Ambassador Ms. Mette Knudsen and in return handed them over to three Marine Police skippers in the presence of Designated Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Mrs. Macsuzy Mondon; the UNODC Programme Coordinator in Seychelles, Mr. Shanaka Jayasekara, Marine Police officers and other guests on Monday afternoon during a short ceremony at the Ex Coast Guard jetty at Bois de Rose.
The Commissioner of Police thanked the Kingdom of Denmark for its generosity and the UNODC for its continued collaboration with the Seychelles Police Force especially in areas of Maritime safety and once again expressed his wish that the new boats will be well kept so as to ensure the effective use of the Police Force’ resources.
The ceremony ended with a sea tour where the Ambassador, the Minister and the Commissioner of Police had the chance to experience a feeling of the worthiness of the biggest boat in the fleet around the Sainte Anne Marine National Park.
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Create a safe and secure environment for all people.
Prevent anything that may threaten the safety or security of any community;
Investigate any crimes that threaten the safety and security of any community;
Ensure criminals are brought to justice; and
Participate in endeavours to address the root cause of crime.
Protect everyone’s rights and to be impartial, respectful, open and accountable to the community;
Use the powers given to us in a responsible way;
Provide a responsible, effective and high quality service with honesty and integrity;
Evaluate our service continuously and make every effort to improve on it;
Use our resources in the best way possible;
Develop the skills of all members through equal opportunity; and
Co-operate with the community, all levels of Government and other role players
We will subscribe to the following in principal and in practice
Respect for Diversity;
Obedience to the law;
Service excellence; and
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