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‘Incident Room’ Activated to Fight Crime

In light of the spate of shootings that took place on Monday night, police officials revealed a shift in their strategy towards crime fighting moving forward and the implementation of a 24-hour Incident Room.

This is the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s new initiative in the fight against crime.

Acting Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson made this revelation yesterday at a press conference held at the Central Detective Unit.

Ferguson added that with crime being multifaceted and ever changing, so must the force’s approach in containing it.

“Effective immediately, realizing that crime is dynamic it becomes necessary from time to time to review current strategies because criminals are finding innovative ways to commit crimes, therefore a 24-hour incident room has been set up at the Central Detective Unit,” Mr. Ferguson said.

“This unit will receive calls from members of the public who may have information and this information will be managed so that the matters can be effectively and efficiently investigated.”

Several weeks ago, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames revealed that areas deemed hotspots would see an increase in police vehicular and foot patrol to serve as a deterrent to criminal activity, with a number of the recent homicides taking place in these communities.

The Bahama Journal asked the acting commissioner if he felt that this particular strategy was working and he said “yes,” despite the notable amount of homicides.

“The strategy that was implemented was working, but you always have to review your strategies and add to it and that’s what we are doing and that’s what is a part of this initiative here today,” Mr. Ferguson said.

To report crime, persons are encouraged to contact the incident room at 502-9971 and 502 9904.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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