Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2022. 2:49 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: Keeping with his theme of improving the quality of life for police officers, Assistant Commissioner of Police Howell Gillett, looked after the spiritual well-being of officers in Eastern Division this week by leading a Service of Thanksgiving at Wesley Methodist Church.
Gillett, the commander of the Police Eastern Division, said that the police department and its officers have many things to be thankful for and lead the service on Monday to set an example he hopes his officers will follow. He said that the department was largely spared from losing officers to COVID-19 during the height of the pandemic, and called on his officers to be thankful while they also express their condolences to the families of those who died from the virus.
“In the most recent past, the September Celebrations have come and gone and there were minimal to no incidents emanating from these activities. I say kudos to the men and women in law enforcement for a job well done. We are also experiencing a downfall in the number of murders in the City and in the Belize District,” Gillett said.
Gillett also listed a number of other things that the department is thankful for, which include, fewer reports of certain types of crime, more youth returning to school through scholarship programs launched through private sector partnerships, improved communication equipment for the department, and a strengthening of the relationship between the community and the police.