Commissioner of Police, Mr. Colin John said that Pan against Crime (PAC) is one of the anti-crime initiatives that was launched by Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves in February 2008.
According to the Commissioner, one of the objectives of PAC is to use the steel pan instrument as a means of occupying young people so they will not get caught up in criminal activities.
Commissioner John gave the assurance that the RSVGPF fully supports the Pan against Crime Initiative because it dovetails the many other programs that are in place to help build the nation’s youths and steer them away from a life of crime.
He stated that the PAC is supported by the DARE Program, the Police Band Summer Program, the Coast Guard Summer Program and the Police Youth Clubs.
According to the Commissioner, there are 27 Police Youth Clubs throughout SVG with a combined membership of 745.
Commissioner John said that every year, members the RSVG Police mentors, tutors and educate hundreds of our nation’s youths in many different subject areas with a view of keeping them of the “straight and narrow” pathway of life; a life that is free from crime and other nefarious activities.
He said that the young people are the future leaders of SVG and it is incumbent on every citizen to nurture and mold them in the right direction.
Commissioner John congratulated the Pan against Crime Committee and Epic Sounds Steel Orchestra for the being the 14th pan side to have been launched under the program. He wished them perpetual existence.
He gave the assurance that the RSVG Police will remain a committed and dedicated partner in the Pan against Crime program and other initiatives that can reduce crime in SVG.