Stenelia Franics, the first female to attain the rank of Superintendent of Police (SOP) in the Royal St.Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, has proceeded on pre-retirement leave.
Francis leaves active duty after a period of 36 years and 8 months. She will officially retire in November 2015.
During her tenure she served at the Traffic Department for 24 years before serving as the Divisional Commander for Central and Eastern Divisions.
Commissioner of Police Michael Charles lauded SOP Francis for her service to the Police Force and to the people of St.Vincent and the Grenadines. He described her as a hard worker and wished her all the best in her future endeavors.
Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Godfred Pompey, in his tribute expressed that the Ministry of National Security and by extension Prime Minister Dr.Ralph Gonsalves, appreciate the hard work that SOP Francis rendered during her tenure.