The Royal St.Vincent and the Grenadines Police Welfare Association is strongly committed to improving the wellbeing of police officers.
Established in 1947, the Welfare Association acts as a union and represents the interest of police officers from the rank of constable to inspectors, especially on matters of salary and allowances negotiations. The services of the Welfare Association extend to include supporting members in times of need, assist members with legal representation, improvement of working conditions as well as promotion of the general welfare and contentment of members, negotiation of group benefits, keeping members informed through various forums and providing the official channel of communication between members of the Welfare Association and the Commissioner of Police.
To date, the successful negotiation of the increase of maternity leave for female police officers from one (1) month to three (3) months remains one of the most major achievements of the Welfare Association as this accomplishment has also benefitted other areas of the public service. The Welfare Association has also reaped success in negotiating a three day (3) paternity leave for male police officers.
It is not mandated for police officers to pay union dues, but all constables and non-commissioned officers are encouraged to do so to receive representation and other benefits that paying members receive.