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Faber says the community has a part to play in reducing crime

Williams surely has his work cut out for him with the alleged corruption within the department and the spike in crime. The media asked Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber about whether Williams has what it takes to curb crime and what other initiatives if any are the government pursuing to combat crime.

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber: “The new Compol laid out his plans yesterday. I believe I saw that on the news and but again the issues that are plaguing us in terms of crime are not issues for the Police alone and until we fully embrace that… you know what my position is as one of the Ministers involved with social portfolios we have to get back to some of the basics of how to fix our family issues, how to better bring up our children from very young, how to be there to give them that guidance and until we do that then I think the policing and all the other issues will continue to be bandaid effects and now I don’t want anybody to misinterpret what I am saying. We absolutely need good and strong policing and it can certainly help us in terms of the fight against crime but it cannot in isolation be the fix it all for these situations.”

Williams replaces outgoing Commissioner Allen Whylie who has been serving in that capacity since 2013.