For the second time in a week, Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams, has presented the Queen’s Police Medal to a retired Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda officer.
On Wednesday, Sir Rodney presented retired Superintendent of Police, Claudette Brathwaite-Mason, with the award that was first announced last June as part of the late Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday celebrations.
Brathwaite-Mason joined the RPFAB in 1972 driven by a determination to serve her country and people.
During her 42 years of service to the organisation, Brathwaite-Mason made her mark on the force as an exemplary leader.
During her tenure she managed “District ‘C’ where she was instrumental in the establishment of community policing and a community watch group.
The retired officer was also active internationally in the work of the International Association of Women Police which helped to increase Antigua and Barbuda’s profile within that august body. Antigua and Barbuda which is part of Region 17, was at that time coordinated by Deputy Commissioner of Police for Trinidad and Tobago, Ann Marie Arlene.
Supt. Brathwaite-Mason also made a sterling contribution to the growth and expansion of the Police Credit Union. Even after her retirement in 2014, she returned to the organisation to help implement its strategic vision. She was elected president of the credit union, a position she continues to hold to this day.