Turks and Caicos, May 22, 2017 – Providenciales – The Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force will shortly be hiring several “experienced specialist police officers” from outside the Turks and Caicos Islands to help control crime and strengthen the force.
Commissioner of Police James Smith said the force has advertised across the Caribbean and beyond, and has received expressions of interest from more than 2000 applicants.
“We’re beginning to shortlist these applicants to get the very best into the force,” Smith said.
Explaining the decision to hire police officers from the outside, Smith said: “Not only does that mean that we can get boots on the ground quickly with experienced individuals, it also means that we don’t have the financial burden and problem of finding somewhere to house them and somewhere and train them.”
According to the advertisement, the basic salary for these officers will be US$25,625 per year (US$2,135 per month), with allowances of US$12,840 per year (US$1,070 per month). This works out to a total salary of about US$3,205 per month. They must be “committed to serving the community and upholding the law, be honest and possess a high degree of integrity”, he said.