ACTING KITTITIAN COMMISSIONER ISSUES WARNING TO BASSETERRE CRIMINALS
St Kitts & Nevis’ Acting Commissioner of Police Stafford Liburd has issued a grave ultimatum to criminal elements within the federation…
“To those who think they can steal the soul of our federation; to those that think they can destabilize our neighborhoods, your day has come to an end. We will find you. We will prosecute you and take you off the streets. The soul of our federation belongs to the people not to the criminals,” said Liburd.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all victims of senseless crime,” he assured. “As law enforcement professionals and your neighbors, our hearts go out to the families and friends of Everette Hanley and Jeffery Daniel. I have no doubt that God is with you and that he will give you the strength and resolve during these troubling times. Your St. Kitts and Nevis family and certainly the law enforcement community are with you and we will be with you every step of the way. It is our job to catch those who will try to steal the soul of our federation through senseless acts of violence.”
“One murder is one too many,” stressed Liburd. “However, we want the people of our federation to know that St. Kitts and Nevis is a safe island to live, work, visit and conduct business. People in St. Kitts and Nevis are known throughout the world by their faith, strength, resolve, and spirit. We will not allow a few bad apples to spoil the entire batch. We have an opportunity in St. Kitts and Nevis because it is truly a new day. We will no longer be defined just by the past. We will chart a new course. It is truly a dawn of a new era of accountability and responsibility in the police service.”
The police force is currently working with safety consulting experts from the United Kingdom to develop advanced crime fighting strategies. Increased patrol has already been deployed in key areas, supported by the recently launched mobile command unit and according to Liburd, modern surveillance technology will become a significant fixture in local crime fighting efforts.
Acting Commissioner Liburd encouraged citizens to become involved in the safety of their communities by joining the force and by reporting any information regarding crime to their confidential Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-8477.