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May 4, 2016

Police Head to Taylor’s Alley for Community Interaction

Chester Williams

Officers from Eastern Division continued their weekly meet and great sessions in Belize City this afternoon.  Assistant ComPol Chester Williams led a team of policemen and women into Taylor’s Alley where they met with residents in the neighborhood.  Now, Pregnant Alley, as it is otherwise known, is a hotspot for gang activity and police have been able to maintain a permanent presence at the mouth of the side street.  Nonetheless, community services are being provided for the embattled area.  Williams explains.

 

ACP Chester Williams, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“We have done a lot in Taylor’s Alley to see how best we can work with the people from that particular area and I will say that for a couple of weeks or even months they have gone somewhat dormant.  We have not been hearing much from them but we maintain our presence on Orange Street at its intersection with Taylor’s Alley and the reason for that is that we do not want them to come out and commit any criminal acts or to allow anyone to come into that area and try to target them as they try to make that change in transforming the way of life that they have in that area.  There are some very young people there with good potential and we want them to be able to live to reach their potential that they have in life.  So we are doing our best with them, we are working with them and next week we will be having a family day which will be geared towards bringing together the people from Taylor’s Alley and George Street, as well as Cairo Street.  That is an area that’s under, there is currently an intense rivalry.  So we want to see how best we can work with them to bring them together to see how we could assist them in overcoming their issues that they are having within that particular geographic area.  So it is important for us to be in there again today as a symbol of us reaching out to them to assist them in seeing how we could help them to make the change that they are so in desire of making.”

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