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Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

Police Appreciation BanquetWhen he became Minister of National Security, Hon. John Saldivar knew that one of his most important tasks would be to restore morale within the Belize Police Department. If he would have any hope of weeding out corruption then bringing back pride to the uniform was of outmost importance. In an effort to boost morale, Minister Saldivar introduced national and divisional awards for officers and formations that have performed well.

On Friday, May 17th, the Belize Police Department’s Eastern Division held its appreciation and awards banquet at the Princess Hotel and Casino in Belize City. The event provided an opportunity for officers to relax and enjoy the company of their comrades and family. Police Press Officer, Raphael Martinez, hosted the evening of elegance and fine dining. Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of National Security, Lt. Col George Lovell, and Commissioner Allen Whylie presented awards to 41 officers for outstanding service on the line of duty. Awards were also given to precincts that performed best in specific areas such as drug seizures, firearm confiscation and community outreach among others.  

The appreciation banquet will be an annual event. This is a separate event from the Minister’s Award which is given to the best performing formation on a monthly basis.