New crime fighting initiative launched by police

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New crime fighting initiative launched by police

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The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) has launched a new initiative dubbed “Preserve and Protect” which aims to garner the public’s support in helping to preserve crime scenes.

As part of the initiative, one thousand bookmarks will be distributed to citizens across the island, which contain ten tips on how to avoid contaminating crime scenes.

These tips include: leaving burglary scenes undisturbed and avoid showering in cases of sexual assault, among others.

This initiative will help to educate citizens through these bookmarks, so that they can make the right decisions, if they experience or witness any of these crimes.

It was emphasised at the launch that it is important to preserve crime scenes, to avoid contamination of forensic evidence.

Crime increased by nine percent in the first six months of the year, according to statistics released Friday by the RSLPF.

While the detection rate has increased from 52 percent last year to 56 percent this year, there is still need for improvements.

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  1. Did the police preserve the crime scene at Oliver Gobat's murder? Did they preserve the crime scene at the murder scenes where they threw in a firearm after to make their actions look good. IMPACS. Did the murder witnesses who were subsequently murdered have a copy of the guidelines? How stupid do they assume us to be?

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  2. How many average lucians still reading books and of those that read, how many keep bookmarks. Police dam oit of touch with society. Develop an app, send out a blast on facebook or something. Like is asshole alone dat runnin d country.

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  3. All very commendable but what happens to evidence from crime scenes - not a lot. ......The forensic lab is closed, has been for sometime and prior to that was more or less non functioning. Somewhere in SLU there must be a mountain of evidence collected at all the different crime scenes waiting to be processed, and this in turn has an effect on the courts backlog.
    The more things change the more they remain the same.

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