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After serving the Police Force for 38 years Inspector Michael Laudat retired last week.

Laudat worked for many years as an investigator in the Criminal Investigations Department (CID); he also worked as a police prosecutor.

At a farewell ceremony for Laudat and others held last Saturday, Director of Prosecutions (DPP) Eveline Baptiste described Laudat as "a hard and committed worker."

Laudat has sued the police hierarchy contending that he was overlooked when vacancies were available in the Police Force.

Attending the function were Chairman of the Police Welfare Association (PWA), Jefferson Drigo; Magistrate Bernard Pacquette; staff of the DPP's chambers; ASP Claude Weekes and a few other police officers.

Drigo had high praises for Laudat saying: "Everything that he did, he was very competitive and even during your retirement, we want you to continue with that spirit of competitiveness, commitment and dedication.

"I know that you have a court battle with the police…you should have been an ASP (Assistant Superintendent of Police) but for some reasons, your matter, I don't know where they hide it but it was not heard and this is something we have to look into. This is a matter which should have gone before the court".

Laudat said the period that he spent in the Police Force "was not an easy road".

"I have made several recommendations for the development of the department but that was not taken in, if it was someone else it would, but I will say that even as I go, the post that I hold should be held by someone with a high rank than Inspector," he said.

Police officer Nicholas Bruno who also retired was similarly honoured at the ceremony.


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