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Benjamin Lauds the work of Police Officers

3rd March 2016

The Attorney General continues to laud the work of the men and women in the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda.

Minister of Public Safety the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin said that the force is not just getting high praises from him but from members of the public as well.

Benjamin stated the force with Commissioner Wendell Robinson at the helm continues to make many strides and this Gaston Browne lead administration will stand behind them 100%.

"Serious crime in this country is at and all time low, week after week the Police continue to rid the streets of illegal fire arms, ammunitions and illicit drugs; it is my vision and determination that persons in this country will be free of crime and free from the fear of crime," the Public Safety Minister mentioned.

He noted that just for the first 2 months of 2016 the Royal Police force through its proactive security approach have removed five illegal firearms and over 50 rounds of ammunition of the streets of Antigua and Barbuda.

Benjamin continued that the constant visibility of police on the street both night and day has yielded tremendous success.

In a matter of months 2 new fire engines will be commissioned, to further strengthen the country's security and Public Safety machine.

Also this year Benjamin noted that the Police force will also get a full batch of new recruits to commence training shortly. This he added will give the Royal Police Force much need man power to further execute their duties.