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Bring back Glen ‘Super Cop’ Callwood! - talk show caller

A caller to the Three D Show with Doug Wheatley called for the return of Glen ’Super Cop’ Callwood, as it seems law and order on the roadways is a thing of the past and is out of control. Photo: VINO/File
In response to the caller, host Doug Wheatley said that if people felt strongly enough they can start a petition drive or they can make representation to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force or to the Governor. Photo: VINO/File
In response to the caller, host Doug Wheatley said that if people felt strongly enough they can start a petition drive or they can make representation to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force or to the Governor. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A caller to the Three D Show with Doug Wheatley called for the return of Glen ’Super Cop’ Callwood, as he said it seems law and order on the roadways are a thing of the past and out of control.

Making his contribution to the show aired on Friday evening March 18, 2016 on ZBVI 780 AM, the man said he is fed up with the high incidents of traffic violations on the territory’s roads.

“I am vex...because people taking the road [for granted] and not respecting the lines in the road. They don’t seem to know what a broken line is and what a solid line is. When Mr Callwood was on the road as a policeman, these things would not have been happening,” he said.

The man said that in a brief period of time he observed no less than five persons talking on their cellphones while driving.

“We need to get Mr Callwood back on the beat,” he said. “We need to march for this...and there are people in there who do not like Callwood and that it why they are glad he is gone...the man was doing his job and people don’t like him for that and the streets just wild now because Callwood not around anymore...the minute you park up there Callwood going give you a ticket,” he said.

In response to the caller, host Doug Wheatley said that if people felt strongly enough they can start a petition drive or they can make representation to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force or to the Governor.

Callwood, who was before the Magistrate’s court on a charge of indecent assault, was found guilty of the offense on January 29, 2014. The Virtual Complainant (VC) was a Maintenance Supervisor with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

However, following the court procedures, then Commissioner of Police David Morris instituted disciplinary measures against Callwood.

This had gained much attention on the talk show ‘Speak your Mind’ which was then hosted by Mr Julio ‘Sam’ Henry back in February 2014 where many callers pleaded for the reinstating of Callwood as they believed the offence was of such a nature that did not warrant his being deprived of performing the duties of a traffic officer.

Responding to calls made by residents for the reinstating of ‘Super Cop’, Mr Henry had indicated he was going to draft a petition to be signed by residents and forwarded to then CoP Morris. According to reports, the petition was poorly responded to by residents and Mr Callwood has remained off the job since then.

32 Responses to “Bring back Glen ‘Super Cop’ Callwood! - talk show caller”

  • i from here (21/03/2016, 08:36) Like (45) Dislike (8) Reply
    The funny thing about this, people was complaining about Super Cop saying how tough he is, he disgusting, he don't give breaks etc.

    I have always been saying why are we killing him for doing his job ? He probably saved many lives and prevented many accidents by giving us those tickets. Once you follow the traffic rules he passes you by!

    Now that he is gone we are now seeing his value ?

    Why as human beings we always fall in this trap ? Why can't we see value before and during ?

    Why it always take the well to run dry to miss the water ?
  • Guest (21/03/2016, 08:49) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wow everyone is saying the same thing. I did not hear the show but funny enough just the other day me and a friend said the same thing. He needs to be back on the force. The ones they have now are not doing their job, they either lazy, too busy chatting, don't want to give ticket because it's their friend or cousin, or say they ain't giving nobody a ticket because they are not from here and don't want no trouble(you ever hear more sh**?, so why are you an officer just to collect the check?). People park by Scotia and block the road on a regular, don't even talk about 1st bank and Banco and back traffic up as a result of persons having to go around, I will not even get into running the light after it has changed by Mi Amor or Moorings. The light is changing to red their is no space for them on the other side, but people continue on into the intersection and block it for cars coming out of complex lane or cars coming from waterfront and turning into the complex lane.
  • wize up (21/03/2016, 08:49) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will continue to challenge the people of the territory to count the number of police officers they see on the roadways while moving around the community and especially during the night.(take the challenge)
    • Lilly (21/03/2016, 14:56) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Cops on road side and they have their security job to go to. Forbs said "Only, Only in the BVI! (:-)
  • Den (21/03/2016, 09:22) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
  • @#$% he (21/03/2016, 09:29) Like (16) Dislike (21) Reply

    We Don't need him on the road

  • Really (21/03/2016, 09:52) Like (25) Dislike (8) Reply
    ok he was doing his job, but lets not forget he also abused his position and thats the reason he was removed from the force. there are pros and cons to his return to the police force, i respect his due diligence but he also felt that he was THE LAW.. dont be hasty to do such things, if anything start small. crossing guard maybe? one step at a time lets see if hes changed and how much....
  • myrun (21/03/2016, 10:03) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Poor locals we could no longer protect you all
  • Yessah (21/03/2016, 10:09) Like (27) Dislike (9) Reply
    Can't we forgive and let live. We want Super Cop back on the road. So many traffic violations. Govt. don't want money? When the petition starts, I am signing up.... BRING BACK MR. CALLWOOD TO THE FORCE.
  • stol (21/03/2016, 10:13) Like (18) Dislike (7) Reply
    In a lot of cases he over did it, just showing off. Make the cops on the beat do their job. We don’t need him. He will be out of control this time.
  • Hmm (21/03/2016, 10:43) Like (20) Dislike (11) Reply
    Bring back super cop????? NEVER!
  • for real (21/03/2016, 10:58) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    I said this to someone just Friday. There is no appreciation when one does the job well!!
  • de silent one (21/03/2016, 11:09) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are enough officers in the force to get the job done, but until the senior management stop been bias and stop nationalizing the officers, there wont be any better. When you go to the station front desk, the entire shift are there sitting down on the internet either watching movies or doing online shopping and the supervision at that level are weak too. It's a pitty the force reach to that, and at the same time they are trying to get rid of hard working dedicated officers.
    • Need a Dictionary? (21/03/2016, 11:55) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
      I hope you are not an officer. If you are and you have to write a report I would not want to read it. Learn to write with some form sense. You can do better.
  • driver (21/03/2016, 11:43) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    If I was supercop, even if they drag on their knees and beg me to comeback I would tell them where to go. The man was doing the job he was assigned to do. At least he kept the drivers who think they could park anywhere and disobey traffic rules under control. You see people driving up and down hills texting, buy doing this you can cause a very serious accident. Don't go back supercop.
  • OK Then (21/03/2016, 11:43) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Check how much parking goes on around there on a NO PARKING road by Infinite solutions and HOA headquarters. It's true, if SUPER COP was on the beat, these people will think 4 times before they park there and for so long. But, he was found guilty of the law he was to be abiding under and upholding and that is another story to tell.
  • long look me come from (21/03/2016, 12:20) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    His biggiest sin is he born here
  • plumber (21/03/2016, 12:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Nobody like you on the road. Tórtola. Feel free whithout you. You are not important. So keep doing what you doing. Thast it.
  • touch me down dey (21/03/2016, 14:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Robo cup have to deal with the car key
  • the force have in enough @$$#$ already (21/03/2016, 14:38) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ayo try leh da @$$ whey he is buddy befo somebody geh in trouble fo he.
  • Guilty (21/03/2016, 18:52) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I dose always say it, sometimes I dose be on my phone in the middle of town and not even with my seat belt on. I know when Super Cop was around I was so afraid to even look at my phone cuz I just know this dude is just someplace around the corner. I do agree he was hard on everyone but he was single handily responsible for saving alot of lives although we sometimes don't look at it that way.
  • buy (21/03/2016, 20:26) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Most of the people on Tortola can't drive. Make you think that most of them bought their license or had someone take the test for them.
  • @ need a dictionary (22/03/2016, 07:23) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    You seems to be shallow with your response and have no clue as to what you may have read earlier. You need to comprehend. Maybe you benefit from the lack of services that you receive from the force.
    • seems (22/03/2016, 10:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      And you need to know how to mind your damn business. Freedom of speech/everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. Now, you go and comprehend that.
  • Me (22/03/2016, 10:06) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will agree we need some good Traffic cops on the streets who understand the traffic laws. The people seem to be either ignorant or just don't care or both of the traffic laws. this morning March 22 at the traffic lights on administration drive there was this woman parked there i taught here vehicle was stalled but she was waiting to enter a NO ENTRY lane to Maria's by the sea, hindering the traffic behind her. we had to actually swerve around here so we don't miss our turn of the green light. Also there is always people parked in front the Bazz Juice, not recognizing the solid yellow line again hindering the traffic from filtering freely in the lane flowing, somebody needs to educate the public and alert the traffic cop. please do something. while i am on that let me comment on the pedestrians who ignore the traffic light and cross when the light are green where it is not safe. please Authorities do something
  • c (22/03/2016, 17:32) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    They don't care, they feel that they can park wherever they feel like. Here is what should happen. 1. Tow all illegal park cars. 2. Make the driver pay 150.00 to get back there car. 3. 150.00 impound fee. If the driver can't pick up there car right away charge them an additional 80.00 per day impound fee. I bet if this start happening, people will get it together. There is nothing wrong with these people, they want to park wherever they feel like. They don't want to follow traffic rules, then hit them in their pockets.
  • agreed (22/03/2016, 21:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The should be made to pay a towing fee also. The government claim they are broke well, that will be a way to get money.

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