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CoP to hold EE/LL Police/Community Impact Meeting

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews will be meeting with residents of East End and Long Look at the Stickett on Monday January16, 2017 from 6:30 P.M. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force will host a meeting at the Stickett in Long Look on Monday, January 16, 2017 to discuss the recent incidents of violent crime in the territory.

In light of the latest robbery and subsequent death of bar owner Mr Frankie J. Fahie, the Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews hopes this will be the first of many meetings to mobilise the community with the necessary information to act and unite the efforts of both Police and the community in putting pressure on the perpetrators and ultimately bringing them to justice.

He noted that while the recent robbery wave has not been limited to the eastern districts, he chose to begin with this community impacted by the most recent and tragic incident.

 “I am hoping that many will come out to attend this meeting, not just those living in the eastern districts, but all those interested individuals, groups, businesses and organisations who want to be part of a Territory-wide response to target this wave of violent crime. It is so important that the members of all our communities understand our response, the part they have to play and be part of the solution rather than sit on the sidelines and read headlines,” the Commissioner said.

The Commissioner emphasised the importance that people know the facts, and form opinions and informed decisions based on those facts in moving forward.

“This is your community - Don’t let others speak for you. There is so much more to be gained from engaging and being part of the solution. It will take all of us putting our heads together and our feet to the ground to preserve the way of life enjoyed here in the Territory so I invite you to come out and meet with me”

The meeting at the Stickett will begin at 6:30 P.M. on Monday.

9 Responses to “CoP to hold EE/LL Police/Community Impact Meeting”

  • too little too late (10/01/2017, 15:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    bring back vernon malone or big stoutt
  • he needs to go (10/01/2017, 15:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only now after the fact?
  • what (10/01/2017, 16:13) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    How about you put some cops on the streets!!!
  • de silent one (10/01/2017, 17:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Having the meeting is a good thing, but after the meeting, what's next? The police in the district go back to the same old behavior. I think that one of the problem is the police in the district, a lack of police presence through the streets. it cannot and should not be done by drive-by. They need to get on their feet in a pair and walk through the place and be a deterrent and not wait for the call to investigate as they are not too good on that front. Maybe the entire station needs a shake up with some new faces.
  • question (10/01/2017, 19:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What police without gun can do to bad men with their guns????????
  • Sickening (10/01/2017, 20:24) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    How about removing Francia James from east end iharrasing one establishment who has proper permits for everything and always want to close him down. She's always up loose mongoose.
  • Concerned (11/01/2017, 05:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    With ALL this Where is Kedrick ? We have not heard a peep outta he
    Long Look people ayaa see for yourself Kedrick dont give a --it bout we
    But Barry sa U will hear.
  • East police (11/01/2017, 09:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Put Francia to do some reak police work. She is the head of the station. Instead of harrasing people with ligit establishments.

  • W*F (12/01/2017, 16:00) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is the police commissioner going to give all Long Look residents a dog for their protection? Instead of going in Long Look to talk shit, he should put armed police officers on late patrol throughout the communities. This should happen sooner than later, because the police can't fight armed bandits with a badge, and a command to "drop your weapon". Wake up Commish.

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