Last night, 4 July, the CoP chaired a community meeting in West Bay which heard residents' concerns and inputs about public safety issues in the district. The meeting took place at John Cumber Primary School and about fifty members of the public attended, including MLAs Tara Rivers, Bernie Bush and Capt. Eugene Ebanks.
During the meeting, the panel heard residents' concerns about traffic and road safety issues, including speeding, loitering and littering, and a local land dispute. The CoP informed residents of the hiring and deployment of new Community Safety Officers in the District, who are civilian, part-time personnel who will assist Community Police Officers with identifying and addressing emerging crime and safety issues.
The meeting concluded after two hours, and several residents stayed for refreshments and sandwiches with the officers.