By Ramona Luthi
The Annual Christmas Policing Program is expected to commence tomorrow and run until January 15, 2017 according to Police “A” Division Commander, Clifton Hicken earlier today.
He stated that since there will be an upsurge in commercial activities, pedestrians and traffic, the intention is to increase patrols in the city in an effort to provide a safe environment for citizens.
“Our intention is to minimize criminal activities, minimize traffic congestion and road accidents, provide a safe and secure environment for citizens,” he said.
As he elaborated on the methods of enhancing security in Georgetown, Hicken stated that the customary routine of increasing patrols on foot and vehicles will be implemented at all crime prone areas, including hotels, night spots, banks, post offices and other business places.
“We will continue our source of crime prevention which is pivotal to our successes recently. We will coordinate with Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Head quarters targeting hot spots and continue to focus on noise nuisance,” the “A” Division Commander added.
Additionally, he asserted that Georgetown will be divided into five sectors, with each sector being headed by an assistant Superintendent, accompanied by an inspector, highlighting that this was “primarily to ensure that we up our supervision at all times.”
Hicken noted that partnership with the Community Policing Groups (CPG) and other stakeholders will also continue.
Approaching Chrismas, the foot patrols are expected to be adjusted to accommodate late shopping, while motor cycle and vehicular patrols will be done on a twenty four hour basis, starting tomorrow.