Boom Gets A New Police Station
There is some good news for the villagers of Burrell Boom. The village Police Substation is under serious renovation after being neglected for years. It's long overdue, but the officer in charge says better late than never:
ASP Chris Noble - Regional Executive Officer
"It is not major improvement; it is working on what we already had and improving on a level where it will be accepted by the community and the police. It will be more conducive. We're trying to make it so that you can walk in, you can talk, and communicate. The area had some challenges, but when I came on board in late December we looked at La Ruta Maya. This is one of the central areas where that event stops. We're looking at getting it up and running before that; because we want the people to know that we will be here. We will be doing our jobs and we will be in the area defiantly trying to do better police work.
Geovannie Brackett - Plus TV
"Tell us about some of the modifications."
ASP Chris Noble
"New computers, new desk and chairs, repairs to the existing motor cycle, we had the community donate a motor cycle, which was already here. Now, they're repairing it for us so we will have another motor cycle for the 2 officers that are here. Corporal Young is here now, and PC Sutherland has been here for a while. They're both now working together to get this thing up and running, and in a more positive light. It is more community oriented, which you have to come in and see it. For me, it is a blessing to see that these people are here to work and to do this."
Renovations are expected to be completed by the weekend in time for the welcoming of the La Ruta Maya River Challenge to the village.