The departure of Assistant Commissioner of Police Adolph Adams from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force marks a significant setback for law enforcement in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Adams, a seasoned security expert with over three decades of experience, played a pivotal role in maintaining peace and combating crime. His departure deals a blow to the force, especially given his integral involvement in the highly successful PEACE Programme.As the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Adams held a critical position within the organization, working closely with the recently appointed Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner. However, the dynamics changed when his former junior officers were promoted to lead the force. This shift may have influenced Adams’ decision to leave the police force after a distinguished career in law enforcement.Adams’ departure resonates with concerns about a the trend of displacement within the civil service, perpetuated by the new Drew Administration. Prominent and senior government officials have been forced into resignations or assigned lesser roles, which Adams’ exit seems to align with. His disillusionment with the ineffectiveness of the new Commissioner of Police, who had previously been his subordinate, likely played a role in his decision.Given his extensive expertise, Adams is anticipated to be a sought-after figure in the private sector. The escalating crime rates since the new Minister of National Security, PM Dr. Terrance Drew, took office has left many companies seeking security solutions. Adams’ departure from the police force thus heralds a new chapter for him, one where his insights and experience may find a new home in addressing security challenges in innovative ways.