Officers of the Gros Islet Police station as part of their overall Community Policing Strategy, presented four hampers to three different families within the policing jurisdiction.
The presentations were made today, Tuesday December 29, 2015.
The recipients two of the hampers included the Cherry family of Corinth.
The Cherrys, including three infant children, were identified by Special Police Constable April of the Gros Islet Police Station.
Another hamper was presented to Miss Eldica Nicolas who is 101 years of age and lives at Piat.
She was identified by community leader Mister Nestor Petite of the same address
Miss Lucia Edgar of Caye Mange who was identified by Sergeant 177 Poyotte of the Gros Islet Police Station was also a recipient.
All recipients were elated at having received hampers from their local community Police officers.
Assistant Superintendent of Police with responsibility for Gros Islet Police Station, Ronald Phillip along with his colleagues personally made the presentations.
Phillip says he believes that it is of paramount importance that Police officers work at strengthening and building relationships especially with the communities that they police.
“The police, whilst not disregarding traditional methods of policing need to adopt a more holistic and collective approach in helping to assist with some of the social ills that confront our communities,” he said.
The hampers that were distributed today were made possible through the generosity of the Executive Vice President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA), Noorani Azeez, through the Tourism Enhancement Fund.