Police Say They Alone Can’t Stop The Violence

Saint Lucia police have appealed for help in stopping a recent wave of violence, declaring that they cannot do it alone.

The violence has so far resulted in 26 homicides this year, aside from a number of physical assaults including stabbings.

“I believe the police alone cannot do it all,” Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir told reporters this week.

He explained that the police would get information, investigate a matter and make an arrest in the  case of a criminal offence.

“But does it stop persons from committing crime?” Desir asked.

He observed that there are other institutions that should assist the police in preventing serious offences.

According to the acting police chief, once someone is arrested and brought before the court, the court needs to play its part.

Desir asserted that if the person is sentenced to time at Bordelais Correctional Facility, that institution needs to play its part as well.

“The whole community, the whole of Saint Lucia has to come together so that we will be able to stop that violence,” Desir declared.

He said it was not a matter of merely arresting law breakers.

On the matter of illegal guns, Desir disclosed that members of the public have been cooperating with the police by providing information regarding individuals who may have such weapons in their possession.

This week Saint Lucia police disclosed that five weapons, including one belonging to a female Custom’s Officer, were recovered.

The weapon was stolen from the woman’s vehicle.

Police have made several arrests in connection with the recovery of the firearms.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Abel Scotland yard cannot even deal their own murders and you think they can help St Lucia. If you only knew how many stabbings London has had since the lockdown was lifted.

  2. Yes but Uk policing far better than SL
    And maybe they could train the SL Police in handling crime and the way it’s done! Properly done!
    Police just ride around here … 3 or 4 to a vehicle … not really doing anything pro-active …. lazy …. not even paying attention to those who need some serious discipline … drive

    straight past em … to serve and protect might be on the police vehicles …. but that’s not what they’re doing … The problem is they’re as corrupt as the criminals

  3. ST LUCIA POLICE SEE WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE, IF IT BENIFITS THEM THEY SEE IF NOT THEY TURN A BLIND EYE. I USE TO BE ONE BACK IN THE DAY NOTHING HAS CHANGED. JUST MORE CRIME.

  4. Mr Police tell this to Allen Chastanet. Please I am very sure that you are remembering what Allen Chastanet said about stopping crimes and violence in St. Lucia about five years ago. Allen Chastanet told St. Lucians that he would bring the crime situation to and end. Since he has not started anything with regards to stopping this crime infestation, you need to go to him to remind him that he needs to start working on that crime situation right now.

  5. When we see that guys that were brought to court even on gun charges and we see them walking in the street pumping their chest,you want us to believe in you guys,in Cinderella land Desir .Start shooting them then we will believe,three per week will make a diffrence,pretty soon

  6. Cast: Fish. in other words, do it American style, shoot first, ask questions later?
    I don’t know if I agree with that solution – but we did have a taste of that, till every one said
    stop, please stop, that’s not the way of Policing; then what happened? more crime with guns.
    In this wild wild west mentality,should it be like a cowboy society;if you shoot so can I do better.

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