Numbers increase in GT police community meeting

| 06/08/2014

(CNS): Following several public meetings held by the RCIPS in the capital, the George Town police station boss was delighted with the figures at a meeting on Tuesday evening. Chief inspector Angelique Howell, the district commander in George Town said over 45 residents turned up at a meeting in Red Bay which she said represented a "clear message of support" for the police. The GT station chief said people raised a number of concerns at the meeting but they also said they would be coming together to put security measures in place to help keep their community safe and she in turn promised to keep up the commitment to neighbourhood policing and to hold regular meetings with the residents of the area.

Howell said the meeting was a huge success as she paid tribute to the dozens of community members who attended.

"I have always maintained that we police all districts of these Cayman Islands by consent and last night we have received a clear message of support from our community," Howell said Wednesday.

During the evenings' meeting the Chief Inspector had revealed some recent crime figures for the area. This included some 64 crimes reported during the past six months ranging from burglaries, criminal trespass, theft, ferocious dogs to dangerous driving and damage to property.

Residents identified various areas of concern included speeding, dark streets, burglaries as well as the thefts and the number of ferocious and stray animals.

However, despite the community problems, Howell said residents were keen to come together as a community to put security measures in place to make their neighbourhood safer. Howell added that the RCIPS would work them "to iron out their problems and find solutions wherever possible," as well as promising regular meetings and interaction to keep residents up to date with what the police are doing.

Howell also praised the work of her neighbourhood police team who she commended for their tireless work in all the districts to bring the police and community closer together.

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  1. Knot S Smart says:

    A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before. "You'll get your chance in court." said the Desk Sergeant. "No, no no!" said the man. "I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I've been trying to do that for years!"

  2. Anonymous says:

    Arrest the criminals. That is all you have to do. And I do not give a crap if you are policing by consent. That is not your role. Enforce the law without fear or favor. It is really not that hard. If I can observe criminality daily, so can you!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is like a comic book reading over 45 people showed up in the red bay area…how many people do we have on island, can i say over 60,000??????

    • Come together says:

      There are only about 200 members of the Red Bay Home Owners Association so 45 people showing up was a good turn out.  Other neighborhoods need to organize too!!

      A simple email list blind copy (BCC please, not cc'd) to your neighbors to let them know you saw a suspicious car one morning or when a dog gets loose is really quite neighborly and the more we "come together" the better we can fight crime toghether.

      I don't live in Red Bay, but my house alarm went off a few weeks ago by accident and when I emailed the neightbors to let them know, it was nice to get their supportive repsonse. 

      With BBMs, emails, and texts we could organize and show these crooks that there are more of US than them?


    • Anonymous says:

      Ok so 45 showed out of 200….thats great odds….less then 1/4…..really??? unfortunately everyone feels the same way, get involved and everyone on the island knows who you are……its shows by the amount of people who showed up…the police are usless and I will be damned before I report anything to them….