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Thursday, 09 November 2017 00:00

Given the surge of crime in Belize City and other areas, the Belize Police Department launched the Addressing Crime Together, ACT, initiative on October 27, 2017. The initiative saw the deployment of police officers into three areas in Southside Belize that are considered problem areas.

Ten days later on Monday, November 6, 2017, ACT received a fleet of 15 brand-new Wingle pickup trucks donated to them by the Government of Belize. The vehicles were given to the department with the intention of enhancing mobility as well as response times especially in the areas of Lake Independence, Jane Usher Boulevard, and Iguana Street Extension.

These officers have a hard job before them but, according to Minister Elodio Aragon Jr., Minister of State, in the Ministry of Home Affairs, they have the full support of the ministry in ensuring that they have the necessary equipment to carry out their jobs. The handing over of the keys to the vehicles was done by Minister Aragon to Allen Whylie, Commissioner of Police, who said that the vehicles are especially needed in Belize City to enhance the operational capabilities of the police patrol officers. Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal, Commander, Eastern Division South is also of the opinion that the vehicles will allow the operations to run faster and more smoothly.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2017 15:25