Another police officer has been called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. On Thursday 1st December 2022, Sergeant of Police, Mr. Cornelius Tittle was admitted to practice as a Barrister at Law and Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), SVG Circuit during a ceremony at the High Court which was presided over by High Court Judge, Honourable Madame Justice Birnie Stephenson.
Sgt. Tittle, a thirteen (13) year veteran of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) was enlisted on December 16th, 2009.
He has gained tremendous knowledge and experience over the years from working at various stations and departments including – Owia, Criminal Investigations Department (CID), and the Office/. of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for the past five (5) years as a Summary Prosecutor.
Mr. Tittle’s journey to being admitted to the Bar began in 2010 when he attained an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College.
In 2014, he enrolled at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus to pursue studies in Law and later graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors of Law Degree (LLB).
After completing his law degree, Sgt. Tittle went on to attend the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago where he was awarded his Legal Education Certificate (LEC) on October 8th 2022.
According to Counsel Tittle, his journey was not a smooth one. “I am able to testify to all and sundry that my path here was neither straight nor smooth. I had to overcome many obstacles (physical & mental) but those are the factors (in my humble view) that builds character and strength. I wouldn’t have had it any other way…I can safely now count it all as necessary,” said Tittle.
Tittle went on “Coming from humble beginnings, I had to drown the deeply entrenched doubts that people like me (meaning; from families with little means; who are reduced to dirt poor conditions; living in rugged rural communities) can become Barristers-at-law & Solicitors. Many do not know my story but I am living proof that I am not bound by my circumstances. Now my story will provide an impetus for many others seeking a way out of their circumstances.”
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Colin John, and other ranks of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force extend congratulations to Sgt. 470 Cornelius Tittle on his achievement and wish him the very best in the future.