Youth Rise Project underway in San Ignacio Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:00

Community Policing Officers from the San Ignacio Police Formation engaged the youths and their families on Saturday at the Octavia Waight Convention Hall in San Ignacio. This is an effort to bridge the gap between the Gang Resistance Education and Training GREAT program, which the kids learn in school and now with their family. In doing so San Ignacio Police are involving the parents to help support their kids in helping them to resist gangs, peer pressure and in developing their self esteem.

The two hour program for parents and their children on Friday was facilitated by Corporal Jason Jones under a Youth Rise Project with funding coming from the Caribbean Development Bank.

“The San Ignacio Police Formation will continue to expand the community outreach programs within the entire jurisdiction and will continue to enhance the great relationship the police have with the community,” writes Richard Anthony Rosado, Officer in Charge of the San Ignacio Police Formation.

Another family session has been scheduled for 6:00 pm this Friday at the Octavia Waight Convention Hall and for five other weeks thereafter.

In other good news coming from San Ignacio Police, in a couple of weeks they will be launching the security cameras that are currently being put in place in the Twin Towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. Also, the surveillance cameras monitoring room at the San Ignacio Police station is in its final stage of completion and once completed police officers will be monitoring it 24 hours a day.

“I am thankful to the business community for investing thousands of dollars in the program especially Stacey Mendoza and her company Alternative Network Limited. The relationship between the police and community continues to become stronger each day,” adds Superintendent Richard Rosado.