He said that it was because of such and other support they have managed to reduce the level of crime in the country by some 35 percent.
The (CSSKNSI) on Thursday 29th March, 2012, donated a new forensic vehicle and a total of eight police mountain bicycles, to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force.
The donation ceremony took place in the police parking lot, on Cayon Street, immediately in front of the Police Headquarters, where the keys were handed over to the Crime Scene Department.
Walwyn in brief remarks thanked all the businesses who made the donation possible. He also expressed appreciation for their continued support of the law enforcement organization. He added that when he took over 7 months ago they met with the Coalition and got some ideas from them. He added that the security forces have benefitted greatly from their assistance, and as a result of that assistance, crime has been decreasing here in the Federation.
Walwyn announced that the group has been instrumental in the MAGIC programme now being pursued by the police.
Chairman of the Coalition Ms. Shannon Dinwoodie indicated that their initiatives are providing funding and support to improve safety and security throughout the entire federation and seeking to form a strong partnership with the Police Force.
She also added that the donation made Thursday is the third so far and they can expect many more to come in the not too distant future.
Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Astona Browne thanked the Coalition and encouraged more contributions.
“To other members of our community, corporate members and citizens on a whole, feel free to give in whatever way,” stated Mrs. Browne.
“Even a word of support, or reporting what you have seen in terms of crime, that too may contribute to improved detection and investigation. Whatever you can do, however simple it is, it will really go a long way in supporting our law enforcement agencies.”
The Coalition of Support for St. Kitts-Nevis Security Initiatives (CSSKNSI) was established to drive effective advocacy, change, and progress in the areas of safety and security in St. Kitts and Nevis, through one voice, representing several organizations on the island.