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Apr 23, 2019

The Police Department is Ready for Agric 2019

Marco Vidal

The Safe Highway Initiative continues into the National Agricultural and Trade Show set to begin this Friday at the national show grounds in Belmopan. According to ACP Marco Vidal, the facilities have been inspected and they are in the process of finalising the deployment of officers to hotspots across the grounds as well as within Belmopan proper. Vehicle checkpoints will also be set up along the highways. This year, the officers will use technology to support their on the ground operations at Agric.


ACP Marco Vidal, Commander of Operations, BPD

“The security that will be in place is one that is not unusual in terms of our officers deployed on the ground. But aside from officers on the ground, we will also have technology to assist them. We will also have vehicular checkpoints along the route because of the fact that people when they leave the area or when they are coming into the area, they might be speeding or consuming alcoholic beverages. So we have that in place. The safe highway application continues and that will be incorporated right into the National Agricultural and Trade Show activity. But in terms of the security within the grounds, we will have our increased numbers. We know the areas that are vulnerable. As a matter of fact, the commissioner and I just came from the grounds to revisit and see what areas we need to cover. But certainly we will be with a big force out there and on high alert. We will be bringing in the specialized units to assist in the security on the grounds.”

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