Police report good turn out for crime meeting

| 15/12/2008

(CNS): According to the West Bay Area Commander the turn out for the latest crime prevention meeting in the district was an improvement on previous attendance for police meetings. The problem of gang activity and how parents can help as well as general crime prevention measures were discussed.  “I am very pleased with the turn-out. It was a great improvement on previous meetings and provides hope for future events,” said Chief Inspector Angelique Howell.

(CNS): According to the West Bay Area Commander the turn out for the latest crime prevention meeting in the district was an improvement on previous attendance for police meetings. The problem of gang activity and how parents can help as well as general crime prevention measures were discussed.  “I am very pleased with the turn-out. It was a great improvement on previous meetings and provides hope for future events,” said Chief Inspector Angelique Howell.

The meeting, hosted by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and Boatswain’s Beach on Wednesday, 10 December, took place at John A Cumber Primary School, offered an opportunity for residents to hear  crime prevention messages as well as tips on personal safety and to meet local police officers. Although Howell said in a press release it was a good turnout,  the RCIPS did not say how many people were there.  

“There was a high level of audience participation with discussions on areas such as financial scams, burglary prevention as well as tips on how not to become a victim of opportunist criminals,” she added. The issue of gang related activities was also discussed highlighting the responsibility of parents and the wider community to encourage young people from entering a life of crime.

“I thank those who supported the meeting and would like to assure residents that similar meetings, focusing on the needs affecting our community, will be planned for the New Year,” Howell said extending her thanks to Joseph Wallace, Principal of John A Cumber Primary School, for sending flyers on the meeting to parents which she said contributed greatly to the high attendance.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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