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Oct 5, 2017

Police Award 7 in Belmopan

As much as the Police Department dislikes the focus on the bad apples in its regime, it much more greatly enjoys promoting and praising those who have done well in their duties. On Wednesday afternoon in Belmopan, Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie and Officer Commanding Belmopan Formation, Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett, hosted seven officers who were honored for a wide range of exceptional services to the Department in the month of September. Constables Alexander Shal, Porfilio Carrillo, Gaina Hyde, Roberto Ical, Javier Alvarez, Miguel Martinez and Danny Mesh got a hundred dollars each, a certificate, a meal with the Commissioner on the Department’s dime, and ‘big-ups’ in the press from their proud bosses.


Howell Gillett

Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett, Officer Commanding Belmopan Formation

“What they did… we had two robberies on our walkways and in a matter of hours we were able to get all of the suspects in, who are now at Kolbe, and we retrieved – I believe it is up to ninety-five percent of the items that had been stolen. Then we also had some other officers who had been reward for community policing efforts. We are now bordering to having the largest set of cadets within the country of Belize – I believe we have one hundred and sixty-two and very shortly we will have in excess of two hundred and it is as a result of the efforts of these two officers, so P.C. Shal and Ical are being awarded for that. Then we have woman police constable Gaina Hyde; she is an exemplary woman police [officer] and we feel obliged to reward her so that other women police officers can follow her lead. Then we have P.C. Javier Alvarez, he was awarded for all the effort he did with quality of life crimes that were occurring in the peripheral areas of Belmopan, and he was able, single-handedly to put a grip on those offenses that were occurring and now it’s to a tad.”


Allen Whylie, Commissioner of Police

“Across the length and breadth of this country there are many more dedicated, committed, professional officers who are on a daily basis discharging their duties with a high degree of efficiency. And I also want to say thanks to the many officers who continue to do that.”

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