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Aug 5, 2015

Corozal Police Meets and Greets Residents

Dennis Arnold

As we told you earlier, the second murder for the Corozal district happened on Tuesday night in the Venezuelan Site area of the town. It is also the first murder to take place since the installation of a new commander at the precinct. Superintendent Dennis Arnold was transferred to the jurisdiction from Orange Walk effective July first. It’s been just over a month and since then, Arnold has been making his rounds across the town and in the villages, meeting with residents and finding out their concerns and the changes they would like to see in their communities in respect of policing strategies. Arnold spoke to News Five today about some of those concerns.


Supt. Dennis Arnold, O.C., Corozal Police

“Upon taking over, the entire police department, the Commissioner of Police had made mentioned that all police officers are community policing officers and that is a part of my mandate. I am already used to it; I have done it in PG, I have done it in San Pedro, I have done it in Orange Walk and now in Corozal. It is very important to meet with the people out there. I am new in the area and I also get to know the area and the people living in the area. Already I have had several calls of cultivation of marijuana fields. We have already made two positive busts with cultivation; the persons have been charged and taken to court…firearm offense also. I accredit that to the meet and greet.”


Duane Moody

“We know that it lets you understand the concerns that residents have. Aside from the cultivation of marijuana, what are some of the other concerns that these persons have?”


Supt. Dennis Arnold

“Well basically we had just come back about five minutes ago before you guys came and one of the major concerns is loud music. So we went and try to locate the person who they complained about. we need to talk to her about her loud music because all nuisance is an offense. And if she need to play her music that loud then she needs to sound-proof her premises. We also get information about weed vendors and so forth in the neighborhood. So it is a very good thing and we appreciate the assistance from members of the public and we will continue to do this meet and greet.”

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