The San Pedro Police Department (SPPD) officially inaugurated the relocation and reopening of its new Northern Ambergris Caye Police Substation on Tuesday, May 2nd. Located half a mile north of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge, the substation will not only serve as the central police station for North of Ambergris Caye, but it will also render applicable police services to all community members and businesses in the area.

Officer in Charge of the Eastern Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Dezerie Philips gave the opening remarks. “Today is a significant day in San Pedro. Every time we inaugurate and open a police booth, it is a huge step we take. This booth was further up north, but we changed the location to meet the policing demands. Crime is everybody’s business. We need everyone to come on board with us to ensure we can do our best to serve our communities,” said Philips.

PC Nestor Campos has been assigned to the new North Ambergris Caye Police Substation. Jemmott explained that Campos is fit to take on all of the roles and functions that have been allotted to him, and he is optimistic that he will keep Northerners safe. In striving to become more community-orientated, Campos will also start touring North Ambergris Caye in order to get familiar with the area. He also plans on conducting more check-points, visiting all surrounding establishments, and alleviate general crime in the area. In addition, the SPPD stated that more police substations will be placed in key areas to continue their efforts to combat crime. Campos will be on duty from 7AM to 7PM, and can be reached at 667-4220 or 226-2022.

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