Caribbean Times often take the opportunity to feature several Antiguans & Barbudans that are making a significant contribution to the country and to their fellowmen. Today’s feature article showcases Wendel Robinson, a senior police officer in the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda. Robinson recently received top honours, for the second time around from the Jamaica Constabulary Staff College, after a stint in that country. He has since been promoted to the rank of Superintendent, having placed first among a class of 20 high ranking officers on the Strategic Command Course.
Superintendent Robinson says that he is “elated this time even more, because not only was the standard much higher,” but that he was exposed to a cadre of far more experienced and more senior ranking police officers inclusive of Senior Superintendent ‘Bigger’ Forde; ACPs Grant, Brooks and Elan Powell; and two Deputy Commissioners. Robinson readily admitted that the camaraderie among the officers was excellent, yet extremely competitive.
The Strategic Command Course is the highest level of all courses offered at the Jamaica Staff College. It is geared towards senior police, immigration, customs, correctional, and private security officers. The course is designed to prepare senior officers for effective management and practice in public safety and the security sectors. Additionally, the course emphasises the theoretical and practical application of techniques emerging from contemporary strategic management concepts.
Wendel Robinson continues to rise to the top. He is an Attorney-at-Law, a British Chevening Scholar who has a Masters Degree in International Police Science, and is a Graduate of the Centre of Hemispheric Defence Studies at the National Defence University of Washington DC.