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Jul 20, 2021

Police to Implement Child Interaction Policy

Bart Jones

And, while it comes after a fourteen-year-old boy lost his life in Placencia allegedly at the hands of a police officer, the police department says it is about to release policy guidelines for interactions with children.


ACP Bart Jones, Commander, Compliance Department

“I am happy to say that soon to be released to the department is a policy on child interaction policy that we have been working on, that we recognize that at different levels police officers are interacting with children. There are situations when a child is a victim of a crime, and that is one type of interaction. There is interaction with the child have the child is a witness to a crime. There are times when a child is a school when our community police officers interact with a child at school. And there will be those situations when a child is a suspect in a crime. So we recognize that we need to look at the overall child interaction policy and that is where we are..”


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“We do work very closely with UNICEF on issues related to children. And, if it is that there are any organization out there, the Human Rights Commission, or the N.C.F.C., the N.T.U.C.B., any organization that wants to join us to look at these policies to see how we can make it better, I welcome it.”

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