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#461307 - 03/30/13 05:16 PM Police Travelling In Fours
Thruopeneyes Offline

Is there a particular reason why police officers here travel in a car in fours? I noticed this when I first moved here but it's especially noticeable during this holiday weekend.

Just wondering if splitting resouces among the island wouldn't be a more feasible plan and more beneficial for the community. Considering there is a lot of theft it would be nice if they stepped out of the car once in a while and be amongst the community.

But there may be a particualr reason for this, thus my question.
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#461312 - 03/30/13 05:54 PM Re: Police Travelling In Fours [Re: Thruopeneyes]
robvee Offline
they need to put them on mountain bikes , get to see and feel a lot more of the community that way, 4 guys in a car is ridiculous. waste of resources

#461313 - 03/30/13 06:30 PM Re: Police Travelling In Fours [Re: robvee]
bywarren Offline
That only happens when four seats are available. Usually there are 5 or 6. smirk
And, the last time they were given bikes, the bikes got stollen

Edited by bywarren (03/30/13 06:32 PM)

#461321 - 03/31/13 12:02 AM Re: Police Travelling In Fours [Re: Thruopeneyes]
robvee Offline
How about roller skates then Geez stealing police bikes whatever next Just wondering if they were really stolen Wink Wink Nudge Nudge

#461327 - 03/31/13 01:24 AM Re: Police Travelling In Fours [Re: robvee]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Originally Posted By: robvee
How about roller skates then Geez stealing police bikes whatever next Just wondering if they were really stolen Wink Wink Nudge Nudge

Probably "loaned" to relatives on a long term basis..........
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#461335 - 03/31/13 04:14 AM Re: Police Travelling In Fours [Re: Thruopeneyes]
ScubaLdy Offline
Yes, Today four officers in spiffy uniforms and a new white vehicle cruised by here on the near north. They looked very comfortable but they didn't smile or wave.
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#461336 - 03/31/13 04:23 AM Re: Police Travelling In Fours [Re: Thruopeneyes]
robvee Offline
One driver a 3 blow up dolls , think they bought at Adam and Eve

#461338 - 03/31/13 06:01 AM Re: Police Travelling In Fours [Re: robvee]
caribbeantravel Offline
There does seem to be a power play going on. Tonight we decided to drive from the south end into town to enjoy some of the Easter festivities. As we approached Ramons we noticed there was a traffic stop somewhere ahead as traffic was backed up farther than you could see. After about 10 minutes and very little progress we saw friends headed in the opposite direction. They warned us the stop was still several hundred yards ahead. We decided with all the blocked streets in town and a traffic stop somewhere ahead our best bet was to turn around and forget the trip into town. We approached a couple of traffic wardens standing on the side of the road chatting, and no where near the traffic stop and asked them if was ok to turn around. They said yes, we checked for oncoming traffic and made a u-turn. Oh my God. One of the traffic guys came unhinged. Something about disrespecting his office and that we were only visitors in Belize. We told him we are residents, and all we were doing was turning around as many were doing behind us. He ordered us over to a side street for 20 minutes before he let us pass. As we were leaving we asked for his name, which he refused to give and shouted he was born here and would die here. This is total crap and sadly indicative of the attitude many in power have towards non Belizean born tourists, residents or citizens. I am pleased that the recent acts of police abuse finally resulted in significant, and meaningful changes with the Police force, perhaps it is now time to look at the traffic patrols before they get out of hand.

#461339 - 03/31/13 07:22 AM Re: Police Travelling In Fours [Re: Thruopeneyes]
Thruopeneyes Offline
That's very unfortunate Caribtravel but yes that attitude does exist among the authority and many natives here. Well it would be nice if the police got more positively involved with the community.

Who regulates the police force then? Obviously i'm not the only one to notice their lack of community involvement.
To be silent in the face of injustice is to be an accomplice to evil

#461340 - 03/31/13 07:29 AM Re: Police Travelling In Fours [Re: Thruopeneyes]
Surendra Offline
You should have a private meeting with the Mayor and Vice-Mayor and share your unforunate experience. I think these guys should wear Name tags. So they can be identified.
Both these news articles have photos of some of these wardens, i would point him out to the authorities. They will do nothing about the speeding taxis but then they will harass us.

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