Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#227512 - 01/20/07 11:06 AM Crime Busting
Amanda Syme Offline
I am always amazed at the number of people in this town that say that the police can't/won't help. I have always had fantastic support and response from the police. I have lived here full time since 1980, back when we had one policeman. I have been a special constable when we desperately needed more police but government couldn't provide them, and I fully support the police department now, whether it is a donation of an old computer, printer, reams of paper, photocopying etc. I have found 95% of the police personnel to be polite, courteous, responsive, sensitive and supportive.

As with any person, in any land, if you treat somebody with contempt and disdain, you won't find an overly eager response.

I believe that the police are doing an outstanding job with the few resources they have at their disposal.

Perhaps a little attitude adjustment in the community might help support these brave men and women, rather than the current lack of community spirit.

The neighbourhood watches also need to be supportive of the police and if you report a crime and the criminal is apprehended you have to follow through with pressing charges and showing up in court. I know this in inconvenient, but as with any free nation, this is the only way to receive justice.

#227517 - 01/20/07 11:23 AM Re: Crime Busting [Re: Amanda Syme]
Sun&sand Offline
Right on, Amanda. Given what little resources the PD has to work with, any and ALL support would be welcomed, I'd think. Do you know if they have a "deputy" program, where those who have had some kind of law enforcement in the states, or people who are interested in assisting with responing to scenes are allowed to help? My hubby has a law enforcement background, and may not want to be a full time cop, but would be interested in helping out where he could.
Live so that when you arise in the A.M, Satan shudders & says..
'Oh sh t..she's awake!'

#227534 - 01/20/07 02:50 PM Re: Crime Busting [Re: Sun&sand]
Amanda Syme Offline
Yes there is a special constable program and also a volunteer fire service for those with some experience or aptitude.

Will try and get some relevant info together and post.

#227548 - 01/20/07 05:05 PM Re: Crime Busting [Re: Amanda Syme]
In my view the quality of policing on AC has improved immeasurably in the past two or three years. This appears to be a direct consequence of a deliberate change in policy, not just an evolution. The senior officers presently in post are doing an excellent job.

#227661 - 01/21/07 04:07 PM Re: Crime Busting [Re: ]
Don Greife Offline
Amanda, I think you are exactly right about the police department being made stronger and more efficient with the help on volunteers. I don't know how it works in Belize, but in my area a person doesn't have to be a certified police officer to provide a significant help to the PD. Typists, record keepers, dispatchers, even housekeepers can free up an officers time for law enforcement. Personally I spent 15 years, after retirement, working for our county sheriff and several municipal police departments. You might be amaized at the value of computerized police reports. I wish you every success in the development of a great volunteer law enforcement service.
I'll be happy to discuss my avatar with anyone who knows what it is.

#227709 - 01/21/07 10:39 PM Re: Crime Busting [Re: Don Greife]
Amanda Syme Offline
Thanks for the encouragement and vote of confidence!

#227737 - 01/22/07 01:38 PM Re: Crime Busting [Re: Amanda Syme]
catdog Offline
I read an article on the Channel 5 website about a robbery in (a restaurant) in San Pedro. It stuck out in my mind becuase it was done by 'three males' and was violent in nature. I wondered if it was at all related to the robbery that was posted here on the guy who was mugged by 'three men' too?

Community support and public cooperation is very effective in solving and deterring crime. I also have heard good things about the San Pedro Police Cadet program for the youth. Wishing continued success in keeping the thugs at bay.


Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
1 registered (SFJeff), 57 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,638 Registered Members
44 Forums
63,734 Topics
461,302 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 02:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.