Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, will discuss crime control strategies with Trinidad and Tobago police when he makes an official visit to the twin Island republic on Sunday, the Mayor’s office has announced.
The Mayor’s visit to the twin Island republic comes as the City Police continue a major crackdown on criminal activity in Castries.
According to the office of the Mayor, Francis will meet with representatives of the Mounted and K9 Branches of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith to discuss crime control strategies within the City of Port of Spain.
Griffith was recently quoted as saying that if criminals have no fear of God they will fear him.
Appointed top cop in August, about a month later he warned criminals that they will no longer be allowed to even believe they can control certain areas and have residents gripped with fear.
According to local media reports, Griffith also launched a new “intelligence-driven” anti-crime initiative called Strike Back, which he said is intended to do three things: ensuring a greater police presence, take away the public’s fear of crime and to “swing” back at criminals.
In addition to speaking with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Chief, the Castries Mayor is down to meet his counterparts in Port of Spain, Arima and San Fernando.
The series of meetings are part of strategies to build strong partnerships in an effort to improve and develop the City of Castries, the office of the Castries Mayor stated.
Mayor Francis will be accompanied by Initiatives Director Mavista Edward and Press and Communications Manager Jason Hullingseed.
The team will return to Saint Lucia on Sunday November 11, 2018.