Cops talk crime prevention with liquor board

| 13/04/2009

(CNS): With license premises seen as key trouble spots the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) Inspector Anthony White gave a presentation to members of the Liquor Licensing Board as part of the ‘design out crime’ initiative part of the RCIPS’ effort to educate the community on what can be done to help prevent and detect crime. The talk covered various aspects of crime prevention such as how to improve security thought environmental design, lighting and the use of CCTV. Deputy Chair of the Liquor Licensing Board, Lynn Bodden-Smart (left) said the presentation was informative and educational.

“It helps us to realize that if we work together we can prevent crimes. Simple measures can be taken by paying attention to proper lighting and the height of the hedges around parking lots of the liquor licensed premises,” she said.  “Installing CCTV goes a long way in securing the premises.”

White noted that there are lots of inexpensive ways people can use to protect themselves. “The more people hear these ideas and suggestions the better. The fear of crime often outweighs the chances of becoming a victim and we’re determined try and address the very real fear of crime that people are feeling. We need to work together to help make people feel safer.”

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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