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Dec 4, 2018

BPD Launches Its Christmas Anti-Crime Operations

The Christmas season is here and it means criminals will be roaming the streets.  To ensure that businesses and the citizenry don’t fall prey to these criminal elements, the police department has sprung into action with its Christmas anti-crime operations across the country. Since Monday, there has been a boost in foot and vehicular patrols along commercial routes in each municipality. Acting ComPol Chester Williams made an appeal to his officers to go the extra mile in an effort to prevent economic crimes during the festive season.

 

Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Acting ComPol

“Christmas is something that many people look forward to and as police we have to look at dealing with four types of persons: we have the business people, we have the shoppers, we have the partygoers and we have the criminals. And we have to ensure that whatever strategy we develop is built around taking those different categories of people into consideration. But most importantly, our primary objective is to ensure that the persons who are doing business does so in a peaceful environment; and those persons who are shopping do so peacefully as well as those who are the partygoers and so forth. And when it comes to the criminals, we have to ensure that we don’t give them that window of opportunity to commit crime. And so for this Christmas season, like any other Christmas season, we will be boosting up our police presence in the commercial areas through our Christmas anti-crime campaign. I know that our officers have been working extremely hard over the year, and I want to commend them for the fantastic job that they have done so far this year. But we are now calling on them to give us a little more, this final push to close off the year in a good way.”

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