Though their business is quite serious, even the Police Department can take a joke every so often. Today they did a little poking fun at themselves and the wider society while imparting life lessons to the students of Excelsior High School. It is part of the community outreach done by the Community Policing Unit and Head of the group Sergeant Marla Joseph tells us more.
Sergeant Marla Joseph- Head of Community Policing Unit
“We are on a country tour. We started last week…we were in the northern district and Friday we were in Cayo and Benque and today we are in Belize City. We are doing this event as it relates to a 16 days of activism and we are leading up to the sixteen days of activism. We are dong dramas of domestic violence and peer pressure in high schools”.
Sergeant Joseph also tells us about the skit they performed for students and what their real message is.
Reporter: “The performance you did today, conveyed that of an individual who is constantly saying they are not involved in anything. The parent might believe that they are not involved in anything. At the end of the skate, they find out different. What’s the message that you are trying to convey to all these kids?”
Sergeant Marla Joseph: “The name of the skit, the last one that you guys got is “What you Sow, you Reap” and if you put your studies in school, they will definitely reap good grades and that is what we are trying to encourage. We want good statistics for Belize”.