Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett, the new commander of Eastern Division South has been involved in many initiatives since taking over Eastern Division in the hopes that it will reduce the crime rate. The latest one being partnering with One Struggle group in reaching the youths. Today, members of One Struggle were at Swift Hall in the Lake Independence area where they shared their testimonies with children of St. Martin de Porres Primary School in the hopes of encouraging them to stay on the right track and away from crime. Gillett is hopeful that the initiative will have a positive impact on the youths.
Sr.Supt.Howell Gillett, Office Commanding Eastern Division: “Well we are hopeful that kids will learn from the experiences shared by these individuals who were victims of crimes in the past and they are recovering but as you’ve seen some of them may never recover fully and there is a lot to learn from them and we are very hopeful that these young people will listen keenly and realize that the life of crime is not the way to go- there are many other positive things to do so we as the police we are trying to show the young people especially some of the positive things that could come out of your life if you so choose. But what better way to express those sentiments than through people who have been victims or casualties of crime?”
Members of One Struggle will be sharing their testimonies with other schools.