22 Aug 2015

The way to make an effective change

Trinidad and Tobago has one of the most dismal, and I dare say, corrupt and inefficient police force in the world. That’s not an exaggeration. The US Government has put the effective rate of the dunceys at 6%, a bit high in my humble opinion, but it is what it is.

However, with all the ole talk about change, here’s an example of how to make an effective change, from Kiev, in the Ukraine.

First, they fired hundreds of old police officers and replaced them with over 2,000 new ones who were plucked form a pool of more than 30,000 prequalified applicants. Roughly a quarter of the new recruits are females. All the newly hired individuals underwent a rigorous training under the supervision of enlisted US and Canadian trainers. Finally, the new officers received an increase in salary, which now ranges from 8,000 to 10,000 hryvnyas ($360-450).

That salary by the way, is roughly equivalent to a Trinidadian duncey’s.

So, to make a change we need, for the main, to fire all the Old Guard as it were, and replace them with younger, more intellectually capable persons.