Police Chief Urges Kittitians to Remain Vigilant Over Holiday Season
Head of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Celvin G. Walwyn, has urged residents to remain vigilant as criminals will seek to exploit any vulnerabilities over the Christmas and Carnival season.
“They will try to break into your houses and take your items,” Commissioner Walwyn said. “Don’t open your door if you don’t know who it is. Call the police if there is suspicious activity in your neighbourhood. If you see an (unusual) car driving around, write the license number down, call the cops and give it to them.”
He advised persons that can afford to, to invest in security systems noting that this can range from alarm devices to the less expensive motion detection lights. Individuals are also encouraged to mark their possessions that are likely to be targeted by thieves.
“If you have a driver’s license, get something sharp and mark your driver’s license (number) on your laptops, on your flat screen televisions. Write down all of your serial numbers and keep them in a safe place. That way, in case your house is broken in to, when the Police comes, you can give us this information so that we can track it and get back to you once we find it.”
“We (Kittitians and Nevisians) need to start being responsible to ourselves and start documenting the serial numbers of everything we have in the house. The police are here to help you, but we cannot be effective unless you help us,” Commissioner Walwyn stressed.
Witnesses to crime who are not comfortable making statements at a Police Station can submit the relevant information directly to the Police Head via telephone 662-2145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Just call me. I’ll be happy to talk to you,” he said. “St. Kitts is a great place, and so is Nevis, and we have great people here. … In the end I want you as a citizen or a visitor to this country to be safe. That’s all I care about right now,” Mr. Walwyn concluded.