• Increase Publicity (requires a Team to campaign):  On the Beat, Radio, API and Print Media Using our Strategic Plan.
  • Create an awareness and support for the fight against crime by organising and sensitising Nurses, Doctors, Pastors, Teachers, and Organisational Leaders.
  • Restoring and maintaining a feeling of safety among communities, e.g. mass meeting with these groups, Neighbourhood Watch, etc.
  • Putting a system in place to calm the fear of crime – visits to Community Groups.
  • Visiting Schools e.g. addressing assembly gathering to target every child from as early as Day Care age.  Addressing graduation ceremonies – from Pre-Schools to Primary and Tertiary Institutions to sensitise the pupils and students to the dangers,  which they may be face.
  • Teaching Prevention of Crime as part of a school Curriculum.  Religious Studies as an aspect of the School Curriculum.
  • Encouraging Businesses to get their employees involved in the fight against crime – Discussion with Business Houses, Chambers of Commerce.
  • Defining crime appropriately (seasons/sources/type of crime) and applying suitable solutions to crimes, (e.g. securing the necessary human and financial resources and information from the relevant authorities.
  • Utilising uniformed groups (Cadets, Scouts, etc.) in crime fighting.
  • Establishing a proper technological system for rapid response to crime, e.g. utilising the telephone companies.
  • Installing a direct line that is published that people can also call to report matters related to crime.
  • Reach out to Ex-convicts – let the community know they are part of the society.
  • Work with Prisoners, Mental Health Centre, etc.
  • Using Prisoners e.g. Grantley Bramble and Andre (Judge) Bowens to give their experience to schools and community groups.

Address

Ministry of National Security, Air and Sea Port Development,
2nd Floor, Ministerial Building, Halifax Street,
Kingstown, Saint Vincent

Telephone

(784) 457-1426
PBX
(784) 456-1111
Ext.
463/364
Fax
(784) 457-2152
Email
office.natsec@mail.gov.vc