The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has promised to continue standing strong against criminal activities but has emphasised the importance of public support.
“Despite the relentless efforts of criminal elements, our organization remains resolute in its mission to protect and serve,” an RSLPF release on Monday stated.
“We want to assure the public that we will continue to stand strong against criminal activities. However, we cannot do it alone. We need your help. Your contribution is invaluable in our fight against crime,” the release stated.
According to the police, the RSLPF would treat information members of the public provide ‘with the utmost confidentiality’.
The release also said the public could trust that the police would protect their anonymity.
The assurance followed Sunday night’s fatal shooting of twenty-three-year-old Ryan Henry at Bruceville, Vieux Fort.
A lone shooter opened fire at Henry as he held his toddler in the front passenger seat of a vehicle.
Reports indicate that he shielded the child and shoved her towards the driver’s side.
Neither the driver, Henry’s stepfather, nor the child sustained injuries.
The RSLPF observed that it has demonstrated its commitment to combating crime and ensuring citizen safety over the past few weeks.
But the law enforcement organisation needed the public to continue supporting its efforts.