Law enforcement in Saint Lucia
|Royal Saint Lucia Police Force|
|Logo of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.|
|Formed||January 4, 1999|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Federal agency||Saint Lucia|
|Size||238 square miles (620 km2)|
|Agency executive||Phillip Francois,
Commissioner of Police
Law enforcement in Saint Lucia is the responsibility of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), which was founded in 1834. The Commissioner of Police is Phillip Francois, who commands 947 police officers and civilian employees, in 14 police stations, who serve a resident population of 175,000.
The RSLPF maintains two paramilitary sub organizations; the Special Service Unit, and the Coast Guard, both units are responsible for internal security. Defense is the responsibility of Regional Security System. There is only one non-policing organization under the command of the RSLPF, the Immigration Service.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force also includes the Royal Saint Lucia Police Band also known as Band of the Royal St Lucia Police Force, which is a specialized department within the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. The Band consists of Police Constables which specialize in Music and Arts. Band members conduct the duties and responsibilities of a regular Police Officer (Law Enforcement) with the exception of Band Cadets and Band Apprentices who are not sworn to oath.