They are our public servants that play an important part in protecting lives and property and also help in keeping law and order in our communities. In keeping law and order, they are sometimes met with restraints in several instances. But today, six police officers on Ambergris Caye were awarded for their performance over the first 6 months of 2011. Sergeant Basil Reyes is responsible for station management at the San Pedro Police Station and explained that the awards are to uplift the working standard and motivate the officers.

Currently the San Pedro Police Department has 38 police officers. The department is also supplemented with special constables. One such special constable is Albert Lawrence who was awarded Officer of the month for January. Lawrence told the media that he is motivated by the award given to him.

The San Pedro Police Department conducts award ceremonies twice annually.

Reporting for Love News from San Pedro Town, I am Jorge Aldana.