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Traffic Department Honours Police Precinct One Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

On Wednesday, November 13th, Belize City Councilor Alifa Elrington Hyde presented Certificates of Appreciation to Superintendent Alden Dawson and three officers of Belize City’s Precinct One Police Station.

PC-209 Jermaine Hyde, PC-1097 Santos Chub and PC-1430 Herman Alcoser are attached to the Traffic Branch of Precinct One Police Station. Elrington is the Councilor responsible for the Belize City Traffic Department. She says, “The officers of Precinct One have been very helpful to the [Traffic] Department. They often assist with manning check points and enforcing the traffic regulations.” Elrington says the officers are also issuing traffic tickets and that has resulted in an increase in revenue.

Dawson says the partnership with the Traffic Department has provided a relief for the Police Department. Previously, the police officers issued court warrants for traffic offenses. They then had to full out a lot of paper work and go to court to enforce penalties. It is a process that almost never resulted in enforcement of the law. With the traffic tickets, the fine is already issued and failure to pay results in a bench warrant from Municipal Court. Dawson says more precincts should develop similar working relations with the Traffic Department in order to effectively enforce our traffic regulations.