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‘Sometimes I let people go with a warning’ – Super Cop

- Traffic Office Glen Callwood addresses complaints of police harassment
While admitting that he has heard several cases of complaints against him with regards to police harassment in the Virgin Islands (VI), Traffic Office Glen Callwood aka ‘Supercop,’ has lashed backed at complainants, noting that often the case is that persons are not even aware that they are breaking the laws. Photo: Facebook
“A lot of people tend to always say yes I’m harassing them, I would admit to [hearing] that… but at the end of the day, when you check it, I’m doing what the law required me to do,” Mr Glen Callwood told host Skelton-Cline and the ZBVI 780am listening audience. Photo: VINO/File
“A lot of people tend to always say yes I’m harassing them, I would admit to [hearing] that… but at the end of the day, when you check it, I’m doing what the law required me to do,” Mr Glen Callwood told host Skelton-Cline and the ZBVI 780am listening audience. Photo: VINO/File
BAUGHERS Bay, Tortola, VI – Admitting that he has heard several cases of complaints against him regarding police harassment in the Virgin Islands (VI), Office Glen Callwood aka ‘Super Cop,’ has lashed backed at complainants noting that often, persons are not even aware that they are breaking the laws.

Sitting down on the Tuesday, June 19, 2019, edition of ‘Honestly Speaking’ with host Claude O. Skelton-Cline, the popular Mr Callowood said that even with the mounting criticisms and complaints against him, in the end, he is just doing what the law requires. 

The Law empowers me – Officer Callwood

“A lot of people tend to always say yes I’m harassing them, I would admit to [hearing] that… but at the end of the day, when you check it, I’m doing what the law required me to do,” Mr Callwood told host Skelton-Cline and the ZBVI 780am listening audience.

According to the Officer, “But sometimes the person is not even aware of it, that they are committing an offence, they say I’m harassing them, when in fact, they come to find out they have been committing an offence. So technically, I wouldn’t call that harassment,” he said in defence.

He continued, “If you were breaking the law and I’m here putting it in order, that wouldn’t be harassment… It would be harassment if I’m just telling you do something and it’s not in the law to do,” he said.

Passion for Policing

In 2014, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) reported that Mr Callwood—who was before the Magistrate’s court on the charge of alleged indecent assault—was found guilty of the offence on January 29, 2014.

However, amidst controversy, the officer citing a passion for his work, pleaded with the magistrate to let him return to his job. 

“I does pull over people and speak to them sometimes, just give them a little warning and let them go but you [wouldn't] hear nothing about that, you’re only hearing I’m just issuing tickets all the time,” Mr Callwood implored. 

When questioned about how much estimated revenues he accounts for in the force, the 'Super Cop' in laughter responded by saying, “I won’t be able to answer that one.”  

 

 

8 Responses to “‘Sometimes I let people go with a warning’ – Super Cop”

  • driver (22/06/2019, 18:00) Like (5) Dislike (26) Reply
    Blah blah blah blah
  • Jordana (22/06/2019, 19:12) Like (69) Dislike (5) Reply

    I like super cop personally and I admire his love for the law.. yes at times he may come across as harrowing but actually all he’s trying to do is uphold the law.. if more cops were like him there would be less laws being broken.. I am not saying that at times he cannot be lenient like he said he does at times and yes he does for I’ve seen it but it is my belief that if more cops were like him in doing their job BVI things could be better.. I have seen cops see persons not following the traffic laws and what did they do- they turned a blind eye .. super cop I commend u for the great job that u do.. hopefully it would catch on.. keep up the great work your doing ..

  • Rasta Live (22/06/2019, 21:46) Like (29) Dislike (5) Reply
    Callwood you can not be a police in another man’s country so don’t mind the chatter you run things were you hail from some of the other police only in bvi for the job BVI is your country so continue to enforce our laws.....
  • Best COP! (23/06/2019, 07:32) Like (17) Dislike (9) Reply
    We need more local police officers!!! To enforce the VI’s Laws! Only in the VI we have outsiders enforcing laws they don’t really care about and that’s why we have so many of them in trouble with the law because of theft and bribery and lots more flying under the radar as they work secretly with criminals! (Love of the American dollar) Keep pushing forward Mr. Callwood you are loved and admired by those of us who obey and abide by the laws!!!
  • BVIslander (23/06/2019, 08:26) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    The law is the law. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. I applaud Mr. Callwood. He is doing what he is being paid to do. You cannot be wring and strong. Some people break the law and when confronted act as though they are right.
  • Windy (23/06/2019, 11:50) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Glen the man. Good guy
  • Finally (23/06/2019, 13:06) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Finally there is hope! I love this officer's no-nonsense approach and I wish the entire police force would embrace it. Someone has to be the catalyst for change. Big-up to you, Mr. Callwood.

    Tired of hearing that anything goes in the BVI. Time for us to change that stigma.
  • Expat (23/06/2019, 14:07) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Keep doing your job Mr. Callwood. Without law and order, we are bound to have anarchy.


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