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Apr 10, 2019

Land Ownership Proposed for Long-serving Police Officers

There’s a proposal on the table for long-serving police officers to be able to purchase land at a reduced cost if they are doing so for the first time.  It’s an initiative that will be fielded to the Minister of Natural Resources to make land acquisition in each of the six districts possible for officers who have served ten or more years in the department.

 

Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“The next thing I proposed to them that I want to work on with the association is to look at police land ownership.  There are a number of police officers who work a number of years and resign or retire and don’t own a piece of land or don’t own anything.  I think that having served your country for over ten years, you should be entitled to own a piece of this beautiful country of ours.  And so, I am proposing that myself and the police association approach the Ministry of Natural Resources and ask him to make available at each district a plot of land that will be given to police officers. So whenever you have an officer who works for ten years then he is entitled to get a piece of land as a first time land owner.  It would only be for first time land ownership and we are not asking for it to be free, but we are asking that whenever this is done, that the officers get the land at a reduced cost.”


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