BPD Works to Maintain the Peace Throughout Belize City Streets
It has been made certain that the work of the Leadership Intervention Unit (LIU) will not cease due to the passing of the former Chairman, William Dawson. However, the work that was being carried out under his command will need to be placed in the hands of someone who can match his capabilities. A prospective candidate has not been identified; however, the Commissioner of Police says his department will forge on with the multi-sectoral approach that was being used and is hoping to receive assistance from different ministries to maintain the level of peace he was able to achieve.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “We are saddened by his untimely passing. The young men on the streets are in that same position where it is hard for them to really understand what happened but as difficult as it may be they are understanding and it is resonating with them and the thing that we will continue to push on is to make sure that his teachings to them continues to live on, that they continue to live that lifestyle that he had always dreamed of them living, one where they can resolve their conflicts without the use of force, without the use of violence, without the use of a gun that is what Mr.Dawson was fighting for during his time here on earth and it is only right that not just these young men on the streets but all of us honor that legacy that he has left behind for us. And so I can assure you from the police department we’re going to continue to work in unison with the Ministry of Human Development as well as the Ministry of Youth and Sports to ensure that the legacy of Mr.Dawson lives on.”