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Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

The Belize Police Department’s work seems to never end but on Sunday, June 18, 2017, it was the start of a week of recognition for the officers. The Police Week started with church services at the St. Martin’s De Porres Church for the Eastern Division South and the Eastern Police Division North and at the Our Lady of the Way R.C. Church for the Ladyville Police Precinct.

What followed were a number of media appearances as well as community cleanup campaigns on June 19. Areas that were cleaned and beautified included the Ladyville area, the area from the Haulover Bridge to the entrance of Ladyville, Kraal Road, West Street, Flamboyant Street, North Front Street, and Allen Burgess Crescent as well as several parks, and the Lopez Mateos Park in Belize City and the Boca Del Rio Park in San Pedro. At the parks, personnel removed and repainted graffiti with the help of community residents. Police, BDF, and residents in Punta Gorda cleaned and painted the park. In the West Lake Area, Hattieville officers conducted clean-up and painting campaigns. Members of the Belize City Council also contributed to the campaign in the PIV area and assisted in upgrading the community’s basketball court.

On June 20, groups of police officers visited schools and elderly and shut-in persons. At the schools and homes, the groups presented to the students and conducted meet and greets as well as delivered food hampers to the shut-ins. There were a total of 16 hampers delivered, 8 on the North Side and 8 on the South Side of the city.

Following those activities, the respective police divisions held Open Days and Community Awareness on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Eastern Police Division South held theirs at the DUBU Thomas Field while the Ladyville Precinct and the Eastern Division North held their ones at the Ladyville and the Queen Street Police Station Compounds, respectively.

Continuing the Police Week activities, there will be a medal and award ceremony at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan City on Thursday, June 22. On June 23, there will be Sports Days at the Yarborough Field and the Ladyville Community Basketball Court. Later in the evening, the Eastern Division South will have its own karaoke session. On Saturday, the Eastern Division North and Eastern Division South will host a Grand Finale Parade starting at the gas station on Cemetery Road and ending at the Queen Street Police Station. The Ladyville precinct will host a social activity for formation personnel to end the week.