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Apr 23, 2019

Safe Highway Operations Applied over Easter Weekend

Marco Vidal

Although there were three fatal road traffic accidents recorded, police are reporting that its Safe Highway Operations over the extended weekend were successful. Commander of Operations, ACP Marco Vidal spoke about the crime-fighting strategy and the deployment of specialized units across the country in hotspots. He says that the department ensured that crime was contained as were the number of traffic incidents as a result of the collaborative effort by various units placed along major thoroughfares.


ACP Marco Vidal, Commander of Operations, BPD

“I am of the belief that all of you had a safe weekend given that the police were out in numbers across the country doing operations. We had safe highways operation which including VCPs, check points across the country. And then we had the formations being complemented by the specialized units in specific areas where we knew problems would have arisen. We also had our borders covered in terms of security in conjunction with the Customs at the northern border. In Belize City, we also had increased numbers from the specialized units along with support from the B.D.F. that allowed for us to spread ourselves in terms of covering the vulnerable areas. For those operations that were done, we pretty much had very few incidents on the road, except for the three fatalities, which in most cases were beyond our control. In terms of operations, while we knew that certain elements were in certain areas; they were contained and there were no incidents to report from those areas in regards to the operations.”

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