Community residents from Dieppe Bay and surrounding communities assembled at the new Dieppe Bay Police Station on Thursday (16th February) for a police town hall meeting.
Attendees were introduced to the new Divisional Commander who has served in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force for more than 20 years.
Inspector Mitchell told the gathering that the security forces are working tirelessly to keep the community safe.
He Continued, “You may ask how this is being done? As an agency we recognize the importance of community involvement in problem solving. We also recognize that the community is armed with ideas, opinions and knowledge and they are well positioned to tell us how well they are being served.”
The scores of residents that attended the town hall meeting addressed a wide range of issues including effective communication with the police, requirements for joining the police force, response time after reports are made and confidentiality.
Persons were grateful for the opportunity to interface with the authorities.
“I give thanks that the police made this effort because it is a good thing to consult the people in matters concerning the community,” one attendee stated. He referred to the new Dieppe Bay station and described its location in the community as “important” adding that what is even more important is that the police and community work together honestly in trust and good faith.
The Town Hall meeting was held under the theme “Bridging the Gap Between Police and Community: Restoring Public Trust and Confidence in the Police.”