The new Seychelles Police Force organisational structure -- which has two deputy Commissioners of Police under the Commissioner – was unveiled yesterday.
The two deputy Commissioners (DCP) are Romano Songhor and Ted Barbe. These two DCP are in charge of the two major departments of the force – DCP Barbe for Investigation and Personnel Development and DCP Songhor for Visible Policing and Specialised Operations. Specialised Operations caters for the former NDEA under a new name -- the Anti-Narcotics Bureau.
The event took place at the Seychelles Trading Company Ltd (STC) conference centre on Bois de Rose Avenue in the presence of senior officers of the force.
Addressing high ranking officers of the force, Commissioner of Police Kishnan Labonte said he wants to see a police force that is efficient, disciplined and one who goes out to and serve the community, who can investigate a crime and make effective use of resources.
In the meantime, he said, the force will build up on the capacity it has but there is always a need for it to gain more experience and experts from other fields to assist the force.