The Royal Grenada Police Force informs the general public that there are currently NO known positive cases of Covid-19 among the rank and file of the organisation.
A Corporal of Police has tested positive on a rapid test and is awaiting the results of a PCR test, which is the gold standard for testing of the virus.
Further, an officer attached to St Paul’s Police Station, who had previous contact with a confirmed positive case, was tested and his test returned negative. If, and when there is a positive case within the force, we will inform the public accordingly.
Over the past few weeks, several police officers were either tested or asked to quarantine, because of known contact with suspected or positive cases. As an organisation, we understand that we are in a high-risk category, however, to date, we have had no positive case.
The RGPF has provided all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and continues to implore on our officers, and the wider community to take all precautionary measures to mitigate against contracting the virus.
This is very good news as after our prime minister announcement later today I think he will need all the help from the police in order to maintain law and order .
The police are the only frontline staff to maintain law and order during this festive period with these people off work and at home doing nothing.