Police need new radar guns

Saint Lucia police need new radar guns, Acting Police Commissioner, Milton Desir has disclosed.

Desir explained that the radar guns are calibrated for a certain period such as one year, after which they must be re-calibrated.

“We are moving into laser guns,” the Acting Police Commissioner told reporters.

He said as a result, the police will be obtaining the new devices to monitor speed on the country’s roads.

Radar speed guns, like other types of radar, consist of a radio transmitter and receiver.

They send out a radio signal in a narrow beam, then receive the same signal back after it bounces off the target object.



  1. Anonymous
    April 11, 2017 at 9:42 am

    What is the speed limit in Saint Lucia? And will the radar guns be used on the very same police that speed down the road with their sirens just to avoid traffic?

  2. Ministry of common sense CEO
    April 11, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Why don’t government centralise all inspection to a government owned inspection center. They need to have safe vehicles on the road starting with headlights…no one can see at nighttime with the oncoming dipped beams pointing as high as ever. Tyres, break lights etc. And government moaning they broke

  3. Anonymous
    April 11, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I don’t think you have the authority to question the police speeding going to carry out their lawful duties. The high way speed in St Lucia is 55 miles per hour, hopefully you are not a license driver.

    1. Concerned
      April 11, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Which Highway is that. At 55 miles per hour there are alot of places, which is concidered a highway, this is way too fast. I believe there should be a speed limit of 50KM per hour on some roads which are especially congested with pedestrians.

  4. Anonymous
    April 11, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Every night and early morning laud mototrcycles are playing rodeo in Rodney bay and Rodney Heights area. Disturbing the night and extreemely dangerous on the road with that speed.
    Is anyone reading this? ??

  5. Anonymous
    April 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Traffic police unit need to be more proactive. They can generate their own income if they are smart. I don’t see how they can caliberate and use technical instruments that can be used to prosecute but cctv and video/photographic evidence is not even legislative in St lucia? Can someone get this important point to the PM as urgent??

    1. Anonymous
      April 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      How can they generate their own income when don’t even have the tickets to charge people……..

    2. Calvin
      April 11, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      It’s re-assuring that the Acting Commissioner has brought this to the public’s attention.

      Radar guns will not solve this crisis of national proportions. In terms of police priorities, everyone understands how this speed enforcement issue very, very obviously eclipses other pressing public safety and security issues that face our nation. Issues such as street crime, robberies, assault and batteries, illegal guns, narcotics, and general societal disorder.

      Clearly, the only definitive manner in which to show a clear deterrent to speeding is more than simply purchasing new radar guns — Rather, is to show leadership by the purchase by the RSLPF of a small squad, perhaps 10 or so, of modified, high-performance police interceptor vehicles, for example:

      I trust that the Acting Commissioner will be bringing this forward in his budget submission for this much needed procurement.

  6. Island girl
    April 11, 2017 at 10:03 am

    The money u get from the Chinese yesterday Mr government buy them some with that ..its like y’all trying to embarrass st.Lucians… every little thing making the news

  7. Society
    April 11, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Like serious….where is the legislation for that..stop puttin the cart before the horse

  8. Real vibes
    April 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    where in st Lucia the speed limit is 50 mph? The only place I see a speed limit sign is at mongiraud and it’s 60kms.i haven’t seen any other.30 years I knew the speed limit on our highway was 30 mph and when I saw that sign I assumed that the authorities had brought it up to 40 mph (60kms).I think the authorities should make us understand what the new speed limit is be fore they come out with their new speed detector.

  9. Anonymous
    April 11, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I didnt know we already had OLD radar guns.

    1. lol
      April 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      same here

  10. Anonymous
    April 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Just make sure that speeding (driving above speed limits) is an offence in the law and that you’ll know where to, and can afford to, calibrate these laser guns.

  11. Anonymous
    April 11, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    So what’s happening to the use of breathalyzers that the police have been talking about to catch drunken civilian and police drivers?

  12. Anonymous
    April 11, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Slu have that lol i never knew that

  13. Calvin
    April 11, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I would ask my fellow readers to please be considerate to our police on this issue. After all, perhaps these new overly high-tech laser radar guns will be great for clocking the running speed of the street criminals as they run away down the street/sidewalk from their robberies in Castries and Rodney Bay.

    Seriously, though, what an obscene waste of money on needless toys.

    Has anyone reading this, in all their years in St. Lucia, *ever* seen a radar gun in use other than for fun when drag racing on the old runway in Vieux Fort, or else used for fun at the ends of the runways at VF and Vigie to clock the aircraft? Seriously.

    And there’s nothing to enforce if there is no awareness of what the speed limits even are.

    The police need to get their idle butts out of their vehicles and start walking the streets, old-school walking the beat. It might also be good for helping some of them lose some weight and actually be able to chase after a street criminal.

    Plainly, the new Acting Commissioner has been watching too many American TV police shows and lacks any semblance of a clear, prioritized plan of publicly debated and vetted work that clearly articulates their plans and priorities.

    It is no wonder that, in St. Lucia, the RSLPF enjoys credibility that is laughable at best and that internationally, is viewed by many as lazy, corrupt, ineffective, and not a true law enforcement agency.

    Demand more.

  14. Society
    April 12, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I’m still askin where is the legislation for the radar guns..cctv camera’s….breathalyzer’s. .smh

  15. viki
    April 12, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I have never seen those guns in use. where did the police use them? On maria island? They already not good.

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