CG Walwyn will be Commissioner of Police for St. Kitts-Nevis for another three years, The Observer has confirmed. In June The Observer reported that contrary to rumors that the St. Kitts-born/US-raised Walwyn was leaving the post in August of this year, the Top Cop was negotiating his contract with the government. He succeeded Commissioner Austin Williams (Ret) in August 2011. Walwyn confirmed his contract renewal, telling The Observer “I will be here for another 3 years.”Former Minister of National Security Dwyer Astaphan has been publicly critical of the Commissioner, accusing him of playing politics and not being effective in his post. The CoP has maintained that ‘the record speaks for itself”. He made reference to the downward trending crime reports during his tenure. In June 2014 crime was down 50.7% compared to the same period in 2013; in July, it was down 40.2%. when compared to the first half of 2013, crime dropped by 39.6% in the period January –June of 2014. He credits the improved stats in part to the cooperation of the community. “Crime and its reduction is everyone’s business. Being silent in St. Kitts and Nevis changed and the citizens began the process of becoming involved in the process of not only reporting crime, they reported the criminal. Together, the police and the public must maintain the relationship of mutual trust and respect to preserve the peace and tranquility the Federation has experienced over the last thirty six months,”he said. Shrugging off the nay-sayers, the Commissioner vowed to remain committed to the job. “As Commissioner of Police I thank the public for their support, I thank my officers for their dedication, and I pledge to continue to be transparent in the operations of the police force.”Considering the numerous contentions with members of the united Opposition, The Observer asked Commissioner Walwyn if he would remain if there was a change in government with the next elections. “I am hired to represent the people’s law enforcement. Should the people decide they don’t need my leadership in law enforcement, I will thank them for the chance to serve and move forward. At the end of the day, I will still be a native of this Federation.”