By Aaron Humes: Hon. John Saldivar, the Minister of National Security, along with Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism, Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, and Assistant Commissioner of Police Dezerie Phillips, Officer Commanding Eastern Division North, today presided over a Handing over Ceremony for three new Mazda Pickup Trucks at the Precinct III Queen Street Police Station in Belize City.
All three vehicles go to the Tourism Police Unit, solving a longstanding need for mobility there.
Commissioner Whylie said the vehicles would be assigned, respectively, to the Tourism Village in Belize City; Caracol in San Ignacio, for patrols and spot checks, and the third will act as a roving patrol vehicle visiting major tourist destinations countrywide.
Minister Heredia said this demonstrates the importance of the industry, now Belize’s second largest by revenue collected, but which has been rocked by recent crime and safety issues.
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