The new San Pedro Police barracks is on its way, construction has started and the building is taking shape. The temporary barracks will be a two story wooden structure that will house eight police officers comfortably. Each room will be equipped with a private bathroom and a mini balcony.
The project started on Friday, May 31st, when demolition of the dilapidated police barracks commenced. With the initial support of Gricel Graniel from Matachica Resort, Mukul Kanabar from Phoenix Resort, Brent Kirkman from Victoria House Resort and David Hesse from Las Terrazas Resort, who pledged a total of $20,000BZ was pledged and construction commenced.
This project was initiated by Coastal Executive Officer in Charge Luis Castellanos, who could not bear to witness of the poor living conditions of his officers at the barracks. But $20,000BZ was not enough for the project, according to Councilor Gabriel “Gaby” Nuñez, contractor of the project; the building was estimated to take about six weeks to complete and an additional $60,000BZ.
In an effort to rally donations for the much needed barracks, the San Pedro Police Force urged the business community to assist since, due to the inadequate living conditions, the SP police could potentially lose six or eight officers. Searious Adventures has pledged $5,000BZ to the project and is challenging all other tour operators to match their donation. Those interested in making a donation are welcomed to visit the San Pedro Police Station during normal working hours or email Mukul Kanabar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The San Pedro Police thanks all those who have pledged a donation: The Phoenix, Mata Chica, Victoria House, Tropic Air, Seaside Real Estate, Seaside Real Estate, Mary Beisner, Holiday Hotel, Grand Belizean Estates, Las Terrazas, Pelican Reef Villas, Sol Spa, Searious Adventures, The Palms, Carts Belize, Xanadu Island Resort, Scott Richmond, Brent Kirkman.