Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 14, 2018 (RSCNPF): The Community Policing Team decided to spread their arms a bit more and have added town hall meetings to their list of outreach activities.
According to team member, Officer Lauston Percival, every Thursday the group will be visiting a different community. This Thursday (June 14) they will be at the Bronte Welsh Primary School at 5:30 p.m. That meeting will be for the residents of Challengers, West Farm and Boyds.
“Yes we’re in the schools and we have done walk-throughs in the different communities, but we think it’s time to have a sit down with members of these various communities. We want to explain to the persons who attend what community policing is about, what to expect from community policing and what we expect from them,” Officer Percival said.
The Community Policing Team has been a key part of the Ministry of National Security’s Explorer Movement. The Officers are the ones coordinating the various youth groups and also work along with primary and high schools. The idea to have town hall meetings came about as a result of feedback from principals, children and other members of different communities. The team has planned a series of meetings in both St. Kitts and Nevis.
“We want to meet with the community, but also important is meeting the parents in the communities. They will be held in St. Kitts and Nevis. The thing about it is, when it comes to community policing, any avenue you can get to reach out to people you should use it, any time you can get to even one or two persons you should use the opportunity. So any avenue you can use to speak to people you should take it,” said an enthusiastic Percival.