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Tuesday 10 May 2011  Acting Police Commissioner Vernon Francois says the recent successes in the fight against crime and lawlessness in the country would not have been possible without a high level of public support.


The commissioner says since the launch of “Operation Restore Confidence”, law enforcement officials have received and continue to receive intelligence from the public which has aided in the foiling of criminal plots and the arrest of several criminals.


“Out of the fact that they understand that the police are trying their best to improve the situation, members of the public are now willing to come forward to work with law enforcement officials.


“We need them to continue working with us; the police department will obviously make some mistakes and we propose to deal decisively with those mistakes but it is our country and we all need to get together to make it a better place”.


Meantime the Head of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force says he is very confident that the funds which were allocated in this year`s budget to fight crime and maintain security will further bolster the efforts of the police.


EC$127.2 million has been set aside for justice and security.


“I need to express my thanks to the minister for finance, Honourable Stephenson King. I know he made certain promises to us ahead of the budget and he delivered. We understand that we operate in a competitive environment where there are other agencies fighting for resources. We propose to do our best with the resources allocated to us particularly as it relates to increasing manpower because with our attrition rate and other issues surrounding officers leaving the police department, we have to ensure that we always have adequate resources. We propose to do our very best with what has been allocated to us to make the police department and by extension Saint Lucia a better place.”


Commissioner Francois has also applauded all hard working police for their commitment and dedication to make Saint Lucia safer for everyone.

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