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Mar 2, 2016

Meet and Greet on Cleghorn Street

This afternoon, officers assigned to Eastern Division North were in the area of Freetown Road near Douglas Jones Street where they were pressing flesh with residents and business owners in that community.  The weekly meet and greet initiative continued today as the men and women of the Belize Police Department made the rounds on the north side of the city.  Surprisingly, the response was exceptional as those the officers met with had no complaints about the neighborhood or police presence.  According to Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, the area is packed with homes and businesses and requires routine patrols based on an existing schedule.


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations Officer, Eastern Division

Insp. Fitzory Yearwood

“The Sector Two area is densely populated with business places and we also have residents in this area.  So what we have decided this afternoon is to send out several teams, we have Douglas Jones Street behind, we have Cran Street, Cleghorn Street, Mapp Street and on Freetown Road.  Our aim is to visit as much homes as possible and businesses.  If we cannot get to all of them today we’ll have to do it again another day but our, the entire purpose of this meet and greet is to hear the voice of the public, what’s directly affecting them and how the police can assist to make their life a little easier in this area.”


Isani Cayetano

“What has been the feedback with regards to specific issues that are of concern to residents of the Freetown, Cleghorn, Cran Street area?”


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Surprisingly, the homes and businesses that we have visited so far they actually have no complaints.  They are saying that they see the police presence heavily and whenever they call for police assistance the response time is very good and we keep stressing on our officers on a daily basis to keep responding to these reports.  We could never tell when one of these things can go bad on us.  So our officers they are very diligent when they are patrolling and from based on what these residents and business owners are saying I am proud of the police that patrol this area.”

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