Asserting that this is a challenging time for the police, Deputy Police Commissioner, Milton Desir has appealed to Saint Lucians to police themselves in observing COVID-19 protocols.
“That is all the police are asking of you – be responsible, police yourselves,” Desir declared.
He made the remarks Friday during a televised update on this country’s COVID-19 situation.
He explained that the police are already tasked with protecting lives and property and tackling crime.
“So we are asking that you observe the protocols so we can do more in terms of crime fighting,” Desir stated.
He recalled that over the past two weeks, police officers have been distributing masks to citizens.
But Desir expressed the view that the time has come for people to take personal responsibility for observing the COVID-19 protocols.
He asserted that the police will ensure that the protocols are observed.
The Deputy Police Commissioner commended individuals and businesses observing the protocols, but explained that one of the main challenges to law enforcers is that others are not doing so.
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