ROYAL BARBADOS POLICE FORCE’S RESPONSE TO NEWSPAPER ARTICLE’S SUGGESTION

(EDITOR’s NOTE: While I laud the Police for engaging Social Media and handling a complaint via Facebook, nevertheless I can also only wonder as to the following… Will teams be put in place to deliberate on the number of guns arriving in Barbados? Is it through the Port or Airport or a mixture? Also when will the DPP receive details on the death of Selwyn “Blues” Knight?)

The Royal Barbados Police Force is responding to an article which was published in the Sunday Sun Newspaper dated April 19, 2015, with the headline ‘Gangster Squad needs no backup‘.

The article appears to be purporting that there is a ‘Gangster Squad’ established within the Royal Barbados Police Force. We wish to state that no such gangster squad exists within the Force as mentioned in the article to deal with any recent spate of aggravated burglaries or any crimes within the island. We disassociate ourselves from the notion of a Gangster Squad.

With respect to the recent spate of aggravated burglaries and robberies, a special investigative team was put in place to deal with these crimes. We wish to assure the citizens of Barbados that we have already made progress in respect to some of these aggravated burglaries and robberies and we continue to make steady progress in these matters. We thank the members of the public for their cooperation so far and we request them to report any suspicious activities.

With respect to the recent spate of aggravated burglaries and robberies, a special investigative team was put in place to deal with these crimes. We wish to assure the citizens of Barbados that we have already made progress in respect to some of these aggravated burglaries and robberies and we continue to make steady progress in these matters. We thank the members of the public for their cooperation so far and we request them to report any suspicious activities.

During policing investigations it is sometimes necessary to seek expertise in areas which are not available to us, and we will continue to do so in our policing efforts. At this stage of these particular investigations there is no need for such assistance.

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