In a joint operation with the Drug Unit of the RSLPF on Monday January 23, 2017, members of the newly augmented City Police recovered a quantity of a substance believed to be cocaine. The operation which was executed in the Conway area follows on the heels of the determination of current Mayor of Castries Peterson Francis to clean up the city.
Recently the mayor promised a crackdown on quality of life offenses in the city of Castries including urinating, defecating, littering, and spitting. On December 19, 2016 twenty three new constables were sworn-in to the revamped City Police under the command of the CCC.
Speaking at that ceremony Mayor Peterson Francis said that another batch of recruits is expected during the first quarter of 2017 increasing the numbers in the unit to 50.
He went further to say, “Citizens and visitors alike have for too long lamented the creeping sense of insecurity in the city of Castries. Criminals cannot continue to act with boldness and impunity. We have come a very long way, and indeed I am delighted that the City Police idea I spoke to on several occasions is bearing fruit. The city’s police force will be committed to building trust and will have a positive influence on the community.”