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Aragon: “We’ll see major investments within the Belize Police Department”

Minister of State for Home Affairs also spoke of various other initiatives for the continued improvement of the department.  This includes legislative reforms.

Elodio Aragon Jr. – Minister of State in Home Affairs

With this institutional and capacity building that we have done for the Belize Police Department along with the CABEI loan agreement that we’ll see major investments within the Belize Police Department in terms of surveillance cameras across this city. When we look at infrastructure development as the communication center. We are also going to look at getting the network through the CARSI program up for the police department. Looking at all the other things that will come forth in 2018, I believe the Belize Department will have at it fingertips the best possible resources to make great things happen for 2018 and we are very optimistic. We have great confidence that great things will come about; in terms that everything will be bearing on us in good support for us to deal with the crime situation. The Commissioner also spoke about legislative reforms in terms of the Anti-gang Legislation, in terms of the Anonymity Act, the Police Act and the Firearms Act and we are working on all of these things because at the end of the day legislative reforms will greatly assist the Police Department to do a more effective job. Not only the detection of crime but at the prosecution of offenders in the courts.”