Jamaican Diva Detective Sergeant Ava Lindo has become the newest face of the Jamaica Constabulary Force by winning the eminent Lasco Police Officer of the Year award. She was presnted with her award by Chief Executive Officer Lascelles Chin, at a ceremony held at the Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday. The awards consisted of a trophy as well as a $250,000 cash prize.
In accepting her award, Lindo said: “I am indeed humbled by this experience; indeed, it is a ‘eureka’ moment for me – I just say thank you.” Lindo continued: “I am cognisant of the fact that I have huge shoes to fill….” – and added she will strive to make LASCO, the JCF and Jamaica proud.
Detective Lindo is is fourth female to receive the prize since the program’s inception 15 years ago. She received the award based on her working relationship with the public and teammates; her professional knowledge; communication skills; her knowledge of national and international affairs; and last but not least community involvement.
Detective Lindo has been a member of the JCF for over 18 years. She was previously employed as a pre-trained teacher at May Pen High School and joined the force in 1997. She has risen through the ranks of the JCF first serving in the Mobile Reserve and Crime Statistics Unit divisions, and later as a member of the Inspectorate of Constabulary Division.
Aside from the ‘top cop’ status, Detective Lindo also took the Top Cop Popular Award competition. A vigorous Facebook campaign garnered her a mind-blowing 22,607 votes.
“The wealth of experience you bring to the table and to the JCF on a wider scale, as certainly not gone unnoticed, most noticeable are your involvement with the many inner city programs with the residents, your interaction and training of the newly enlisted young minds at the JCF training school level and your international service to the Liberian people under the United Nation (UN) banner surely puts you in a class by yourself which easily makes “you” my lasco “Top Cop” 2015 Miss Ava Lindo…. (I Salute You)….: posted Evol Powell on Lassco’s Facebook page.
Jamaican Divas congratulate Detective Sergeant Ava Lindo on receiving this illustrious recognition and success as she continues to rise in the JCF!