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#456266 - 01/25/13 07:48 AM New Superintendent Brings Positive Outlook for SP
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Meet the new Officer in Charge of the San Pedro Police Department, Superintendent Luis Castellanos who officially took over the San Pedro Police Department on Monday, January 14, 2013. In just a short amount of time on the island he already has a positive mind, attitude and determination that he will bring good positive changes to our community and police department. Originally from Orange Walk, Superintendent Luis Castellanos brings along with him 28 years of experience under his belt. He has served in the traffic department, internal affairs, tourism policing and prosecution branch, to name a few. Ambergris Today had the pleasure of meeting with Superintendent Castellanos who was more than happy to share with us his views and plans for the San Pedro Police Station and the island of Ambergris Caye. Supt. Castellanos mentioned that he was appalled to see that island has no morgue and plans to lobby for the island to get one either at the police or for the poly clinic by the end of his term.

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#456276 - 01/25/13 08:45 AM Re: New Superintendent Brings Positive Outlook for SP [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
Originally from the Orange Walk District, Castellanos received his primary education at Chapel’s Primary School. Following this, Castellanos went on to attend King’s College where he obtained his high school diploma. Castellanos then joined the Belize Police Formation, during which time he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Administration at San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Castellanos has served in both the Orange Walk and Cayo District; serving as part of the Prosecutions Branch, Traffic Branch and Professional Standards Branch. This is his first assignment to San Pedro.

Castellanos told The San Pedro Sun that he strongly believes in community support and feels that without the support of the people, very little can be done. Professionalism is one of the main goals Castellanos hopes to achieve with his officer0s. Having the most experience working in the Prosecution Department, Castellanos is a man who believes in the “formality of justice”, handling matters immediately and effectively. His principles run along the basis of transparency and professionalism.

When asked about his thoughts on the recent negative allegations against police, Castellanos responded, “We need to foster a good relationship with the community… without the community we will definitely not survive.” Castellanos has taken charge of a Police Department that has been accused of numerous improprieties by locals and tourist alike. Castellanos hopes that a few changes within the department, especially in the area of courtesy and professionalism, plus renewed efforts from the entire police force – including Castellanos himself – the San Pedro Police Department will once again claim the trust of the people.

Click here for the rest of the story and more pictures in the San Pedro Sun!

#456322 - 01/25/13 01:59 PM Re: New Superintendent Brings Positive Outlook for SP [Re: Marty]
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Maybe he will conclude some of the numerous ongoing investigations into police misconduct(by which I mean criminality). We shall see...


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