Another Handing over of Vehicles to the Police Department. This morning Minister of National Security the Hon. John Saldivar handed over additional vehicles to the Police Department at the Police Headquarters in Belmopan. Receiving the two Mahindra pickup trucks from the Minister was Deputy Commissioner of Police Elodio Aragon.
Elodio Aragon – Deputy Commissioner of Police:
One of the vehicles will [be for the] ISF, the Intermediate Southern Formation under the command of Mr Alton Alvarez. The other will be here at CIB Belmopan. It means a lot, especially in these challenging times. There’s a need for mobility within the Police Department, especially the rural areas. The vehicle going to ISF will definitely play a role out there. The one for Belmopan, CIB, Crimes Investigation Branch, will also assist our officers to get out there quicker in response to calls and when carrying out investigations. Slowly were getting in what we need, when it comes to basic equipment. Vehicles: i think over a period of time now you have seen that the Department is slowly increasing in the amount of vehicular resources, and that goes a long way for us. Just over two months ago you saw some of the cycles that were donated by the Ministry, and I think the Ministry continues to work to assist the Police Department, because it is important for us to be able to be mobile, for us to do our jobs as Police Officers.
On hand to receive the vehicles from the Deputy Commissioner were Officer Commanding the National Crimes Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Russell Blackett; and Officer Commanding the Intermediate Southern Formation, Assistant Superintendent Alton Alvarez. The vehicles were handed over at a short ceremony this morning at the Police Headquarters in Belmopan.