The ceremony, which began at 2:00pm in the Solomon McLeod Lecture Theatre, was attended by DCP (Ag.), Crime and Support, Harold Phillip; DCP (Ag.), Administration, Erla Christopher and Director Human Resources, Deborah Neemar-Tracey.
The last promotion, involving members of the Police Band, occurred in 2011. Among the newly appointed officers are Superintendent Errol Singh, Director of the Police Band and ASP Wayne Nimblette, Deputy Director. Two officers were promoted to the rank of Inspector; seven to the rank of Sergeant and 12 to that of Corporal.
In opening remarks, Commissioner Williams noted that this was the largest single promotion involving members of the Police Band.
He informed the officers their promotion meant greater opportunities for leadership and growth within the Police Band. Commissioner Williams reminded the officers of their unique position which enabled them to foster healthier and stronger relations with the national community.
As he presented the officers with their badges of rank, Commissioner Williams said he considered the Police Band to be the best in the Caribbean, and encouraged officers to continue serving Trinidad and Tobago with PRIDE.