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‘We Need Your Support’ – Saint Lucia Police Vow To ‘Stand Strong’ Against Crime

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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.

 

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  1. ALL CITIZENS SHOULD GET JUSTICE FOR ANY CRIME OR DEATH THEY ENCOUNTER BY CRIMINALS, IN ST LUCIA IF YOU ARE A TOURIST, A VISITOR , A MEMBER OF THE FORCE, OR GOV. OR IMPORTANT PERSON, ACTIN IS TAKEN AND RESOLVED WITH NO HESITATION, EVEN COMPANSATION, IF YOU ARE NONE OF THE ABOVE SORRY FOR YOU, SO MANY CRIMES BEING REPORTED AND NOT BEING SOLVED, POPO DONT DO JACK FOR THE LITTLE MAN AND THE VICTIMS, BUT THEY WANT SUPPORT THEY WILL NEVER GET NONE.

  2. Jaja, here we go again. Lip Service. Talk Talk. Ppl breaking the law everyday driving infront the police and not even that all u can deal with. SMH. Last i check there is a STOP sign at MArisule gap and by COmputer World. Drivers break the law and don’t STOP as per the law. The Police going there almost every day to investigate accidents and cannot even correct something so simple and Remind ppl where the law says One MUST STOP at a Stop sign and charge them for not doing it, is crime all u think all u can fight. Chooppsss Tan. Am waiitng for the next accident, road fatality and killing.

  3. The police is fighting a Back to Front war with the criminals while the Criminals are fighting a highly intelligent war against the citizens of SLU including the police. The approach needs to definitely change. First we the police needs to understand the culture of the criminals. Secondly set the policies in place to defeat these criminal elements. A monthly revision of the polices are required to ensure they remain effective. All hands must be on deck including Minister Richard Frederick.

    You cannot use an approach which is well known to the criminals. They are quite aware of you plans and will work against this plan. Time to change your approach – we need fresh ideas. Until then the police will only remain reactive and never any proactive approach.

  4. There shouldn’t be no issues soliciting public support in keeping with law and order. That’s what your job is. To protect and served. Do not used your job as a weapon to carry out your personal wicked agenda and expect the citizens to support officers unilaterally. The police complaint department should never have any police officers in the unit. Let it be totally independent with professional people who will not do favor for no one. Let’s say if the investigators are pastors of various religious sect then we cannot expect hindrances. Churches are part and parcel of our society and they have to play that role, not just praying and send around a basket.

  5. to the person that did that I am sure you know hell has a special place for you. can you guys believe that what if they had shot the child dead and the father was still alive? then now the father would look to kill this person himself or pay someone and the circle of violence continues

  6. Officer’s we want to help you but the stress that comes with telling the police what you know is not easy… RSLPF have a few bad apples on your branches!!!! that works for the criminals we just don’t want to constantly getting in the middle of the night for every little noise we hear

  7. Some miscreants started loitering near my rental, smoking, vulgar music and the usual thug life activities. Called the police informing of the laws which they were violating. Police spoke to them and told them I made the complaint. Needless to say I had to move. The threats and looks were scary. Never me with those police.

  8. @scared citizen, such behavior by the police are common. They do not know how to approach a situation and make it look anonymous, they always have to dragged the reporter into the mess and don’t care shit about the consequences. They sometimes operate as if they are scared themselves, let alone if the loiters are doing job for the fool ice as well. Indeed its a scared situation totally.

  9. I have said once and now saying again the police force needs to start thinking like the criminals in other to get one step ahead first of all the idea of police officers waiting at the police station for a citizen to report a crime is old and I mean too old to be used into todays crime solving strategy so there for police needs to be on the move night and day and also they need way more plain clothes officers patroling the streets of roads or towns villages or communities so when a crime is reported the officers going to respond is already out there not waking up those at the police station sleeping and I think you will see the difference it will make
    One more thing needs to have lots of plain clothes officers walking driving shopping and living among people so you won’t know when you going to busted and by who because you don’t know who is law enforcement and who is not plus lots of randon traffic stop and police searches
    just remember the police don’t need anymore than suspect you in commiting or suspect you about to commit a crime that’s all the reason they need to stop someone

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