Central Police Headquarters, Victoria
Mon - Fri: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Crime Sropper

We are ready to face the challenges of our new responsibilities,’ say female police officers


The three female police officers who were among eight officers promoted yesterday (see lead article) have said they are ready to face the challenges that will come with their new responsibilities in the force.

Newly promoted inspectors Winnifred Baccarie, Vanessa Anacoura and Marie-Antoinette Gedeon have all been in the police force for over five years and have worked in several units of the force and gathered knowledge and experience through hard work and dedication to their chosen profession.

Police Commissioner Reginald Elizabeth said Inspector Anacoura will now be the station commander at the Central Police headquarters, Inspector Gedeon will be responsible for the traffic section while Inspector Baccarie will be taking new responsibilities at the Police Academy.

“We need officers in these key positions to ensure the structural organisation of the force works effectively,” Commissioner Elizabeth said.


The three inspectors, all committed officers, said their promotion is the fruit of their hard work, personal sacrifices and dedication to their profession.

“I have been in the force for 14 years and I love my profession and I have learned a lot during all those years from the different units where I have been posted and I am looking forward to working with continued commitment and dedication wherever I am posted,” Inspector Baccarie said.

Mother of five children, one of whom is also aiming to build a career in the police force, Inspector Baccarie said it is a rewarding profession and expressed heartfelt gratitude to all who have supported her.

Building a career in the police force would not have been possible without the support of family, personal sacrifices and commitment. During her nine and a half years in the police force, Inspector Anacoura – a mother of two – said she has learned a lot and her hard work has today borne fruits.

“I am really happy and I am looking forward to continuing to do my work with devotion, love and commitment,” she said.

Inspector Anacoura said she is ready to face the challenges ahead for the love of her country.

“It is not going to be easy, there will always be challenges but I am ready to face them,” she said.

Being responsible of the traffic section, Inspector Gedeon said a huge responsibility has been placed on her shoulders but with the support of more experienced officers she said she is looking forward to it.

Six years in the police force, the mother of two is confident in her abilities and potential to deliver her duties as is expected of her.

“I have remained committed and devoted to my work from the start and I have ensured I learn as much as I could and today with my experience I believe I am ready for what lies ahead,” she said.

The three female police inspectors are a real encouragement to other young women in the police force and we wish them all the very best in their new responsibilities.


The police force in the Seychelles is a national body which falls under the control of the National Commissioner of Police, who is appointed by the President subject to the approval of the National Assembly....


Police Headquarters, P.O Box 46, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles

Email us on:

Phone: 4288000

Privacy Policy

All press release and communique on this website is copyrighted content from the Seychelles Nation, Today newspaper and The Seychelles Police force.

Cookie Policy →