Police Commissioner Assures Residents Amidst Double Murder in Jane Usher

Police Commissioner Assures Residents Amidst Double Murder in Jane Usher

And to quell the concern of citizens in the Jane Usher Boulevard Area, the Commissioner of Police was on the ground. Williams met with the family members of both victims and assured them of the police’s efforts to bring their killers to justice. According to the ComPol, in recent years, the area has seen a major reduction in gun violence and criminal activities. He says it is important to restore the confidence of residents in the area as the cops bolster their presence. 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Yes certainly I’m here to see what information we can gather and to give the residents of this area the assurance that the police will be in the area to do what needs to be done to maintain their semblance of peace. We don’t want people to believe that we’re going to lose the area and go back to how it used to be so the police will do our part to make sure that it remains calm.”

In light of the double homicide, Williams responded to concerns raised by the former Area Representative of Port Loyola, Anthony Martinez. The politician believes that two polling stations for the upcoming elections may create friction between gangs operating within proximity. However, Williams says the police will have additional boots on the ground to keep the peace. 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “The issue of polling stations is one that falls within the purview of the Chief Elections Officer and not the police. Certainly in terms of the policing of the polling stations on Election Day it is the duty of the police and we will do what we must do and what we normally do around election time to ensure that there is sufficient security in the area to allow every voter to go to the polling station and cast their vote without any impediment and so we will be in the area to make sure we do what needs to be done.”

Reporter: But is it particularly concerning that these rival gangs may have close contact with each other ? 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “I don’t really think think it is going to be much of an issue. Like I said the police will be there to ensure that law and order is maintained throughout the polling station opening hours. Certainly we do have reinforcements coming in from Belmopan in particular. We will not touch the rural areas much because our law enforcement efforts still remains a priority in the rural areas so we’re not going touch the rural we’ll utilize resources from within Belize City and from Belmopan.”

Williams added that police will be on high alert during the elections.

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