The Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force collaborated with the National Commission on Crime Prevention (NCCP) and hosted a National Crime Prevention March and Exhibition on Friday, December 8th, 2023.

The National Crime Prevention March and Exhibition was held under the theme “Building Resilient Communities Through Crime Prevention.”

The march commenced at Heritage Square, along Bay Street, onto Higginson Street, then onto Grenville Street, along Halifax Street, and the march then concluded at Heritage Square where a rally and the exhibition was held.

Brief remarks were delivered by Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Trevor Bailey, Reverend, Dr. Cecil Richards, Shirlan 'Zita' Barnwell president of the local bar Association, as well as a representative from Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Youth.  

Acting Permanent Secretary withiin the Ministry of National Security Ms. LouAnne Thomas delivered the keynote address.

It was noted that the majority of crimes committed are among the young people. The gathering was reminded of the importance of the role that the church play in tackling the issues of crime and violence in the society. Also noted was the importance of all hands on deck to fight against crime and violence in SVG.

A reminder to the gathering was that the incidences of crime puts a strain on the various resources of the country as resources have to be used to hire additional personnel for security, surveillance, etc.
Each speaker pleaded with the audience to for all hands to be on deck and to work together to fight crime and violence in SVG.

Police as well as members of the business community displayed crime prevention brochures, cameras, and other security apparatuses.

A few Police Youth Clubs were also in attendance.

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