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Police ‘Hit the Streets’ in Rock Crusher

In their effort to fight crime, a group of police officers took to the streets yesterday as they held a walkabout in the Rock Crusher community.

During yesterday’s walkabout, police talked to residents about the problems of crime in the area and provided safety tips.

The team went door to door asking question about recent crimes that occurred in the area and gave out flyers about with tips to prevent burglaries.

Assistant Superintendent Dwight Smith told The Bahama Journal that a series of house breakings and burglaries in nearby neighbourhoods became a cause of concern for police as they occurred during times when people were in their homes.

Residents complained that people who are not from Rock Crusher are the source of the crime problem over recent years.

Residents added that the visit from law enforcement promotes visibility of the police presence to combat the issue.

“We are like a Family Island. The people who live in Rock Crusher community are people who care and concern about one another,” explained Bishop G. Eldon Major, a local pastor.

Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean aims to a create bond with members of the community and find solutions for fighting crime.

“Often times we are patrolling.  We are mounting a number of operations.  But this gives us that unique opportunity to have that personal touch because some people want to have that one-on-one and they don’t want the public to know,” said Dean.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force is partnering with the Fort Charlotte Urban Renewal Centre for community efforts such as a breakfast and clothing distribution event scheduled for June 24.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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