PRESS RELEASE: Activities to mark this year’s observance of Police Week continues this week with the planting of a fruit-bearing tree in the yard of two seniors living within each of the policing districts in part to replace those destroyed during the hurricanes of 2017.
In Road Town, Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews personally made this delivery on Friday to former educator and owner of Scott’s Educational Institute Mrs Yoland Scott, who was elegantly dressed for her expected visitor.
The Commissioner was joined by the Deputy Commissioner, his staff officer and other officers assigned to the Police Headquarters.
He used the opportunity to listen to events of the 95-year-old stalwart’s past on her back porch.
“It was a privilege and a pleasure to meet such charming ladies – Mrs Scott in Purcell Estate and Ms Decima Smith in Lower Estate. It was indeed an honour to have the opportunity to spend time and hear about the lives of these treasured members of our community. They have lots of history, knowledge and wisdom to share,” the Commissioner of Police said.
He acknowledged the contribution of the Department of Agriculture in making this outreach possible. During this year’s Police Week activities, officers were also able to reach out to seniors through its Seniors BINGO Night, to the youth through its debating competition and Talent Expo, to families in needs at Family Support Network through a food drive, to communities through social nights at the various police stations and to the differently able through a fundraising walk to assist with the BVI Autism Centre.
Through funds raised the RVIPF was able to give $7,500 to replace some of the centre’s educational aids and other resources damaged during the hurricanes of 2017.
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