Security Forces Press Conference

On Monday the police force held a press briefing following a security meeting between delegations from St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten and Anguilla.

The events were chaired by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Osmond Petty, who said the aim of the meeting was to establish face to face connections with counterparts, share information, strengthen cooperation between islands and develop new policing techniques to combat crime.

Mr. Petty said several commitments were made during the meeting, one of which is the pledge to look more closely at mapping and categorizing gangs.

He said anti-gang legislation will also be explored in the future.

Present at the head table were Commissioners of Police from Anguilla, St. Maarten, and St. Kitts, along with National Security Advisor Major General Stuart Saunders, Captain Bass of the Defence Force and the Comptroller of Customs, Kennedy Desilva.

The crime trends security meeting was a follow-up to a meeting in St. Maarten in 2016 where concerns relating to the three islands were addressed.

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