Police Constables Awarded; Crime Stats Down in Nevis

HilroyBrandy-2(ZIZ News) — There has been a significant decrease in reported crimes on Nevis.

That information came from Divisional Commander, Superintendent Hilroy Brandy who spoke at Saturday’s 12th Annual Police Constables Awards Ceremony.

Brandy revealed the crime and traffic statistics, noting that although crime had decreased, there was an increase in road traffic accidents.

“At the end of 2012, there were 368 reported crimes. At the end of 2013, 392 and at the end of 2014, there were 285. There were seven firearms taken off the street of Nevis, six charges were brought against offenders and 85 rounds of assorted ammunition were also confiscated. In 2012, there were 222 reported accidents, in 2013, 327 and in 2014, 245. The traffic and other police officers on Nevis issued 627 tickets,” he said.

Superintendent Brandy said the police officers continue to excel in promotion exams with help from retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Liburd.

Meantime, the Strategic Planning Group, which organised Saturday’s awards ceremony, has unveiled its new two-year strategic plan under the theme “Fostering Relationships to Ensure Crime Reduction.”

“Our goal is to reduce crime by 12 percent over the 2014 figures for the next two years while still maintain our high detection rate,” Brandy explained.

Saturday’s ceremony saw 11 constables receiving awards for Outstanding and Exemplary Service in 2014. Kishorn Charles received the award for Constable of the Year.

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