Jan Van Noord receives an award for his work with the Mid-North Ambergris Caye neighborhood watch
Island volunteers and neighborhood watch groups were awarded during the Belize Police Department’s Community Policing Unit Award Ceremony held at Old Belize, located on the Western Highway on Wednesday, August 29th. Present at the award ceremony were Police Officers, Cadet Members, neighborhood watch groups, members from businesses, community and other partner agencies, where they were recognized and given certificates of appreciation.
Neighborhood watch groups recognized included South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch, North Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch and Mid-North Ambergris Caye neighborhood watch.
PC Juan Choc states that this is a way to show appreciation to all the different persons that support the police’s efforts to keep the community safe. “The neighborhood watches on the island help us in many ways like reporting or even preventing crime and violence in their respective areas.’’ He further recommends island residents to join a neighborhood watch group in their respective area and help in combatting crime on the island.
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