Asserting that in Saint Lucia people are too reactive to crime, the General Manager of the security company -Guardsman here, Jeanine Henry, has told Hot FM News that if measures are taken to reduce criminal activity there is a possibility that they can be prevented.
“In Saint Lucia we are very reactive towards crime ,” Henry told the local media house.
She observed that a lot of companies, businesses establishments or residential clients are putting systems in place after the crime has occurred.
“But it has already happened, so taking preventative measures will reduce the probability of crime. Crime occurs when there is opportunity,” the security company official explained.
It was observed that some people opt for the basics of having just anyone on a site.
But Henry underscored the need for continuous training.
“We do not compromise on training,” she said of her company, adding that Guardsman officers are on the firing ranges often in the year with training being mandatory.
She disclosed that they are often mentored, coached and monitored.
“Humans will become comfortable in an environment where they are placed over a period of time, so it is important that if you want persons level of alertness to remain you may have to redeploy rotate or mentor – someone visiting the various locations,” she told Hot FM News.
According to the Guardsman official, it is not simply a matter of training, getting a licensed firearm and leaving an individual to secure a location.
“It is really what you do afterwards that is important,” Henry said.