The three hundred and forty-four polling stations had heavy police presence yesterday to ensure that citizens who turned out to cast their votes in the referendum were able to do so peacefully and securely. Today, in speaking with the media, Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams applauded his officers for a job well done.
Chester Williams – Commissioner of Police: “The way the officers performed yesterday led us to a peaceful elections process. We did our best to ensure that those persons who came out yesterday to cast their vote did so peacefully. Our officers who were especially assigned to the different polling stations worked in conjunction with the elections officers and again that too went well. You would appreciate that separate and apart from the election duties we had to also ensure that we continue our ordinary policing and again countrywide except for the incident in Belize City on La Croix Boulevard I think that the police again did exceptionally well and I want to thank them.”
Williams added that it is his hope that other mass gathering will also be able to see the police and the citizens work in unison to maintain law and order.