Sergeant Gonzalez joins the San Pedro Police Formation
Saturday, September 1st, 2012
The San Pedro Police Formation now counts on the services of a new head of Crimes Investigation Branch, Sergeant Jaime Gonzalez. Sergeant Gonzalez brings with him over fourteen years of experience with the Police Force and in the CIB Unit.
Previously, he served in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Cayo and Placencia. As the head of the CIB Department in San Pedro, Gonzalez will be responsible for investigating all criminal activities here on the island.
The San Pedro Sun caught up with Sergeant Gonzalez, and he shared some of his observations with us. “Like in Placencia, there appears to be lots of burglaries here on the island and basically tourists again appear to be the targeted population. They tend to leave their things unattended and that is somewhat of an indication – especially to drug users who are the main perpetrators. From my experience I can say that I have been here for [a few] days now and I can say that a lot of criminals from other places, I’ve seen them on the island. My observation is that if two burglars are put away for the week, another two come from the mainland. So it’s like if you stop two, two more come and they are coming from all over.”
Sergeant Gonzalez took office on Monday August 27th and hopes that the San Pedro community will continue to work with the San Pedro Police Department and the Criminal Investigation Branch to solve as many crimes as possible on the island. The San Pedro Sun extends a warm welcome to Sergeant Gonzalez and wishes him the best in his duties here on the island.
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