In an effort to continue improving relations with the public through communication, Police Commissioner Vernon Francois plans to begin a series of community town hall meetings dubbed ‘Meet the Commissioner’.
According to a Government Information Service (GIS) press release, this programme will also include a quarterly press conference involving the commissioner and other senior members of the police force.
The commissioner said the Police Force will also place greater emphasis on road traffic by designating patrol points on various parts of the island.
Meanwhile, Francois said a number of milestones in policing were achieved last year despite many challenges.
“We propose to continue our intelligence-driven policing and community partnership efforts in the New Year. It is our expectation that our crime fighting efforts, particularly as it relates to property crime will be augmented by the recently commissioned Automated Fingerprint Information System,” he said.
Commissioner Francois asserts that in his capacity he intends to continue to praise the efforts of noble and dedicated police officers, likewise he is prepared to punish those who display errant behaviour.