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Patrons can expect a higher level of police presence, says COP Miller

Patrons can expect a higher level of police presence, says COP Miller


As the 2011 edition of Vincy Mas officially begins this weekend, Police are reminding patrons of the need to ensure that they are safe during the festivities.{{more}}

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, June 22, Commissioner of Police Keith Miller told members of the media that although the 10-day period of carnival last year was relatively quiet, he and his men are not taking anything for granted.

He noted that patrons coming into Kingstown can expect to see even more Police on the streets this year.

“Last year, we brought out a number of police personnel on the streets, but we are hoping to do even better than what we did last year,” Miller explained.

“From a security perspective, we realize that we have to beef up security,” he continued.

The men have already been briefed on what the expectations are; that of maintaining law and order the COP said.

The Commissioner also reminded patrons that it is their responsibility to ensure that they secure their premises before leaving home.

“Make sure you use every possible caution,” he said.

He added that the neighbourhood watch is a brilliant initiative and that persons should inform their neighbours, where possible, when they will be leaving home.

The Commissioner also sent a message to mini-bus operators to exercise caution during the carnival season when transporting people to and from Kingstown.

“We do not want to have buses hustling in and out of town,” Miller said.

He further contended that the lives of the people on board were of more value than the dollar that they will be collecting. (DD)