The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) said it plans to increase the police ground patrol, reduce criminal activity and educate the public on safety tips during the holiday season.
Crime Chief Milton Desir made this disclosure at a media conference today (Nov.12) stating that this will be done through a Crime Fighting Strategy, which is expected to be implemented very soon.
Desir said the police ground patrol will not only include uniformed officers, but it will also entail plain clothes police, who will be on the grounds and among the people to help seek out potential robbers.
The public can also expect to receive regular crime tips even as the police move to engage stakeholders and continue outreach activities with various communities across the island.
Meanwhile, attention will also be given to the peak tourist season, where more foreigners are more likely to travel here for vacation. The police will be on the alert for pickpockets and other criminals.
A number of cruise ship passengers and other tourists were robbed in the past during the busy Christmas season. This period usually has a high influx of both visitors and shoppers especially in the city.