A decision to be marked in the history of the Mauritian Police Force.
A few days ago, police officers, as from the rank of Inspector and upwards, have been urged to leave their sticks at home. The Commissioner of Police issued a communique to ban these ‘sticks’ for unspecified reasons. This light ‘baton/stick’, made of wood and covered with some plastic-like material comprises of a whistle at one end.
Just as the different medals, including the stars worn on the uniform, the stick has always been a symbol in the Mauritian Police Force to distinguish the upper grade police officers from the other grades. Strangely, I read about this only from the Saturday’s edition of Defiplus, in which a short paragraph talked about this. No one else did.
This brings me to one of my favorite songs :
Can you blow my whistle, baby? Whistle, baby, let me know 🙂