Saint Lucia prison gets commendation for its video surveillance system

By Department of Home Affairs and National Security

BCF

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) has been drawing much commendation from international and regional security bodies such as INTERPOL and CariSECURE for the exceptional modern video surveillance system which has been installed within the 15 year old correctional facility.

Borne out of a concept that was led by outgoing BCF Director Mr. Verne Garde and fully state funded, the prison now boasts of a robust, high-tech camera surveillance system which had been implemented in phases from 2017 to present.

During a presentation to the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Department of Home Affairs and National Security Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey and senior correctional officers on Wednesday, June 27, Mr. Garde explained that the surveillance system is essential to mitigating a number of internal or external threats.

“Advancements in video surveillance technology are enabling secured facilities to provide more sophisticated monitoring and a heightened level of safety for both inmates and correctional officers. The system has the means to generate evidence based information. This is a first and it is a significant step when you have large numbers of people to manage efficiently”.

After a detailed presentation of the functions of the system and its integration with the Correctional Service Management System implemented at the BCF, the Acting Permanent Secretary Mrs. Bailey shared her impressions.

“We at the Department of Home Affairs and National Security find the video surveillance system quite remarkable; moreso it integrates and enhances the Correctional Service Management System as well. This system uses some outstanding applications in Human Resource Management. We really want to commend the outgoing Director Mr. Verne Garde for his tenacity and creativity in ensuring this project came into fruition”.

Mr. Garde envisions that the project, which is now in the phase of monitoring and evaluation, can be eventually replicated within the Public Service of Saint Lucia.

 

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6 comments

  1. aloyscious jean

    rusty! rusty! rusty! whoever the hell you are! you hide behind a false name and talk garbage! block head! dats all pple like you do! talk shit alone. if u are so bold to make such statements, then be bold enough to say who you are and back up ur statement. if u cant, then stop the braying! you jackass!

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  3. The country has no money at this point.

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  5. Director Garde you really pushed corrections/ BCF far in such a short time. I have followed and these are a few highlights. sports rehabilitation, induction for new inmates, family day for inmates and officers, literary night for inmates, expansion of farm including hot peppers for Baron Foods, contact visits, surveillance systems, correctional management system, director's Parade, Awards night for hard working staff, commendations for staff that comes with medals. You really did things to improve corrections in St Lucia.

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  7. DIRECTOR GARDE you really push Corrections / Bordelais far in such a short time. I have followed and these are a few. Sports rehabilitation, induction for new inmates, Family day for inmates and officers, literary night for inmates, expansion of farm including hot peppers for Baron foods, contact visits, now Surveillance System, Correctional Management System, Directors Parade, Awards night for hard working staff, commendations for staff that comes with medals, you really did things to improve corrections

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  9. Garde's true accomplishments are the countless women he screwed and promoted at Bordelais, even leaving behind a pregnant one. Destroying the morale of officers, where officers didn't want to attend work, where some shifts were manned by two and three officers. These are some of the things the PS need to worry about, not CCTV.

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  11. Question to Mr Hermangild Francis ...Minister of National Security. .... Why RSLPF ...St Lucia Police ..CCTV cameras has been down / none operational so so many years ???

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