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Dec 16, 2014

Police preparedness for the Christmas Season

Edward Broaster

There has been an increase in police presence on the streets of the Old Capital since mid-November in preparation for the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season.  Traditionally, it is the time of year when burglaries and robberies spike.  Today, we asked Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster about police preparedness in Belize City.


Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster, Deputy O.C., Eastern Division

“From the fifteenth of November, we had stepped up the security for the anti-Christmas crime campaign. If you drive around the city, you would notice that we have officers almost at every corner of the city. The response that the police has been significantly decreased or I should say increase, the rapid response in terms of crime and so forth and we want to encourage the citizenry to do their part in securing their belongings. Just yesterday, a lady texting and walking with her purse under her arm and someone came and grabbed it. We need to pay attention when we are about the city walking and don’t present the opportunity for the criminals who are lurking around at the very opportunity to rob or thief anyone. So we want to encourage the community to do their part. We are doing our part.”

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