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The police to receive 50 new cameras to be placed in Belize City

The Belize Police Department will receive fifty new security cameras through the Belize Integral Security Program. The cameras will be placed in strategic areas across Belize City with the hope of improving citizen security for all residents. Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, says the initiative will also aid in improving evidence collected by the police to prosecute criminals. According to him, the first step in obtaining the cameras was made today. 

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries: “We recognized  even before the elections that this is the direction we need to go. It cannot be strict reliance on just eyewitness evidence and as you can see now with the cameras we are going to be getting 50 cameras this morning  CABEI will be going over the tender I think we have approximately ten different sources that have bid to provide these 50 cameras that will go to Belize city again and I think enhancing the type of evidence that we are going to be getting in the court. So greater surveillance and certainly it’s going to assist the Police Department because you know a lot of witnesses  are at times reluctant to provide statements or to go to court and that is where the camera system will come into place so we have all these different things that are being put in place to enhance our law enforcement system.”

Also benefiting through the project will be the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard, who will be receiving new equipment, new motor vehicles and upgrades to their facilities.