About Vernon Francois
Vernon Francois and was born in the beautiful village of Choiseul on December 4, 1964. He attended the Choiseul Junior Secondary School, Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School, University of the West Indies and University of Leicester. Mr. Francois is the holder of a Master’s degree in Police Leadership and Management from the University of Leicester, England , a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of the West Indies and a Certificate in Public Administration from the University of the West Indies.
Mr. Francois joined the Royal St. Lucia Police Force on January 4, 1983 and spent a total of thirty two years as a member of the police Force with the last five years of his policing career as Commissioner of Police. He retired from the local police department on September 11, 2015. His greatest achievements at the helm of the police force was an improvement in the relationship between the police and the St. Lucian public through a restoration of confidence and trust in policing and police officers n St. Lucia. This resulted in a progressive reduction in major categories of crimes, particularly murders from 2010 to 2015.
Vernon Francois is married and has two adult daughters and three adorable grand – children. He is also the author of two books, RESTORED CONFIDENCE which details his rather interesting journey as a member of the Royal Saint Lucia Force and THE RECRUIT TRAINING PROGRAM which examines the effects of the initial training program for prospective police officers conducted at the Royal Saint Lucia Police Academy on the behavior of members of the local police force.
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