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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019. 2:00 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Minister of National Security, John Saldivar has met with Belize’s Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, to discuss additional security measures to be implemented in San Pedro.

In addition to the new police intake of 170 recruits, the Ministry of National Security will conduct a full court press against crime that includes:

New special police personnel will be hired to boost law enforcement numbers in San Pedro;

    Additional law enforcement equipment will be allocated to improve police response time;

    New permanent checkpoints will be placed in strategic locations on Ambergris Caye, including the reopening of the Tres Cocos police booth;

    Police cameras will be mounted at hot spots and areas of particular security concern; and

 The Ministry also announced that the Belize Coast Guard will now play an integral role in ensuring security at sea and in the lagoon at Ambergris Caye.


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