Add St. Lucia News Online on Whatsapp +1758 712 6700; get major headlines and source us with news tips, photos, and videos

City Police Department to launch emergency hotline

By Office of the Mayor

 Share This On:

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The City Police Department will in the coming days launch its three-digit toll-free emergency phone line.

The number, which is meant for reporting criminal activities such as burglary, vandalism and other general inquiries will be made public after an official launch next week.

His Worship, Mayor Peterson D. Francis says that the introduction of the new service is aimed at reducing the pressure on the 999 system, as well as making it easier for the public to pass on information.

According to Mayor Francis, the new operation will also allow City Police Officers to quickly respond to incidents taking place within Castries.

“It is very significant we move in that direction as more people want the ability to report crime. It is an alternative to the 999 system we have become accustom to and we’re hoping that genuine emergencies are reported to the City Police. This new operation is part of a process that we are trying to improve, hence making a better service available to the citizens, residents and visitors within the city of Castries.”

The emergency phone line will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the phone system being a caller ID system.

This article was posted in its entirety as received by This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, its sponsors or advertisers.


  1. This mayor is doing a fantastic job,so much has to be done,the previous mayor got fat on a salary and did nothing to show.The city of Castries looks the same as it did 20 years ago

  2. So true

  3. boy i not lieing to say this mayor is putting in work and you always hearing about him i never even knew saint lucia had a mayor it lives me to wonder what was the previous mayor even doing?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

I agree to these terms.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.