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Sep 1, 2014

Police Department Issues Media Advisory for September Celebrations

Douglas Hyde

The press conference at Raccoon Street this morning was actually to issue an advisory to Belizeans. September is here, and along with the celebrating and carnival, there is also, always a noticeable increase in crime. Public Relations Coordinator Douglas Hyde is sending out the message that while the Police are ready to assist, business-owners and residents in general need to recognize the traditional spike in robberies and burglaries, and to take the necessary steps.


Douglas Hyde, PR Coordinator, Eastern Division

“The Police Department is taking a stand in terms of encouraging our businesses and business owners to be more vigilant and to basically be more observant during this time when it comes to their security and safety, specifically when it comes to the areas of burglary and robbery. We are encouraging them to revisit their security mechanisms to see if their security systems are working – if not put in place some security measure…likewise in terms of looking at the best way for security and safety of their business places and premises. The Police Department will continue our angle of visiting these business places and of course giving them the assurance that we are present…also with our foot and mobile patrols. We encourage them if there is any incident to please call any of the precincts within their community and likewise if any emergency please call nine-one-one or Crime-stoppers at nine-two-two. We encourage them to please take advantage of our continuous cooperation and working together in this area of trying to reduce crime, specifically these robberies and burglaries that occur every September.”


As part of the general intensification of operations in Belize City, Police have increased mobile and foot patrols. The B.D.F. also continues to maintain a presence, and will continue to do so in the short term.

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