The Royal St. Police Force has promised to intensify its crime fighting efforts with a special focus on traditional hot spots. That’s the word coming from Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir who also indicated that the law enforcement agency is hoping to work more closely with the general public and the private sector to achieve its goals. Don Nicholas has that story
With limited man power it is imperative that the Royal St. Lucia Police Force use its resources wisely. To this end Acting Police commissioner Milton Desir says the Force will be intensifying its efforts in areas prone to crime. Recently several Police Officers were stationed at crime hot spots in the City in order to deter the criminal elements.
The Acting Police Commissioner emphasized the importance of working with the private sector in the fight against crime. Several businesses have been affected by burglary and sales personnel travelling on company vehicles have also been robbed prompting the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture to work more closely with law enforcement to identify solutions. Of late several business owners In the Marchand community have expressed concern for their safety and that of their patrons because of gun battles between rival gangs in the area.
The Royal St. Lucia Police Force is also strengthening its relationship with the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association to cut down on crime against visitors. The Association faces the challenge of finding the balance between protecting the guests while providing the ambience conducive to relaxation