Junior Minister for Tourism Archibald Christian believes more police officers in the British Virgin Islands should emulate the work ethic of Officer Glen Callwood, otherwise known as ‘Supa Cop’.
Christian, who was speaking at a recent sitting of the House of Assembly, effectively commended Callwood for what he suggested was the zeal in which the cop carries out his duties.
Callwood is known for his no-nonsense approach to motorists violating local traffic laws.
“You have one police officer called Supa Cop and everybody is on his back because he is doing his job. If you had 15 more ‘Supa Cops’ like that one Supa Cop, everybody would not feel the crunch for the one Supa Cop,” Christian said.
Super Cop doing a lot
The Junior Minister said Callwood has managed to maintain a strong presence throughout the streets of Tortola to ensure traffic laws are obeyed.
“One Supa Cop is trying to control the whole territory – he is supposed to be in Road Town ensuring that we park in the right places and we park in parking lots. And he still got to run down behind all these trucks to make sure that they are not dropping litter all along the road and, God-forbid, it don’t fly into anybody’s vehicle,” Christian said.
Callwood was relieved of duty years ago for a case of indecent assault on the job. However, he was reinstated in 2016 and, since then, have singled-handed contributed to a number of major traffic busts in the territory.
One of his most recent busts relates to a traffic stop where an accused drug dealer Malik Maduro was found in breach of multiple traffic offences and with a relatively large quantity of marijuana.
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