SPTC donates vehicle to police
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Another vehicle has been added to the San Pedro Police Department (SPPD) fleet courtesy of the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC). The official handing over of a red pick-up truck took place on Wednesday, March 23rd outside the SPTC building. The donation came in time for the long Easter weekend, as our police were in full force patrolling across the island, so the additional mobile was well received by the police.
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, in an effort to continue assisting the local authorities on the island, has been taking advantage of every opportunity to continue doing so. “With this new vehicle, the police will have more coverage on the island, especially during busy times like Easter and other festivities when the island is overcrowded with visitors,” stated Guerrero.
Superintendent Sandra Bowden welcomed the addition of the vehicle to their squadron of police vehicles. She thanked the SPTC for their continuing support and took the opportunity to ask the community to continue working together with the police. With the island rapidly growing, it is mandated that the police force continues to expand as well, in order to reach out to every corner of the island and provide safety to everyone.
During the recent festivities of Easter, the department was very busy keeping the peace and order on the island. The patrols were increased to all areas of Ambergris Caye, and according to Bowden the new vehicle was a great addition to their busy schedule. “Easter was a very busy time since the island was crowded with visitors from all across Belize and other countries. The additional vehicle we received from the Town Board came in very handy and allowed us to mobilize very efficiently throughout the island,” stated Bowden.
At the moment the San Pedro Police Formation counts with a fleet of vehicles that include two pick-up trucks, an SUV, a Land Rover, two carryalls and five motorcycles. However, with the rapid expansion of the island more units may be needed, especially to increase the patrols and place check points on the northern side of the island.
The entire community is again asked to continue working together with the local authorities in order to have a peaceful town. The San Pedro Police Station is located on Pescador Drive and can be contacted at any time at 206-2022.
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