Police hold crime prevention exhibition
December 10, 2013
Police hold crime prevention exhibition

We are fast approaching the height of the Christmas shopping season and members of the general public are being encouraged to be on the look out for would be bandits.{{more}}

And on Friday, December 6, members of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF), through the staging of the annual “Crime Prevention Exhibition,” reminded persons of what they need to do to protect themselves.

“We see it necessary, especially at this time of the year, when we have heightened activity – in the sense that people have a little more money to spend and their presence is much more in Kingstown and you find a lot of things happening,” Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Jonathan Nichols said.

“Some people let their guard down; they get careless in terms of their personal property, their possessions, the way they carry themselves,” ASP Nichols said.

“And there are also a number of activities going on and people go out,” he continued.

“So, it’s an overall exhibition to say to people this is what we expect of you during the season in terms of personal property and the safety of your possessions and property,” Nichols explained.

A number of businesses partnered with the RSVGPF during the exhibition, displaying a number of items, ranging from alarm systems to types of locks and windows and doors.

But while the police say they are doing their part to educate the public, ASP Nichols says that they do not expect that this will deter thieves and completely stop crimes from being committed.

“But our aim is to give people information, sensitize them to certain habits that they can adopt to secure themselves,” he said. (DD)