Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker experienced a significant decrease in major crime activities during the last six months of 2019. On Ambergris Caye, one of the highlights was the lack of murders and the removal of several firearms from the streets, 11 of them in December alone. This positive change on the Cayes has been attributed to the work of Officer in Charge of the Coastal Executive Unit, Superintendent Christopher Noble and his team. His efforts are said to soon be rewarded with this year’s ‘Crime Fighter Award’ later this month. He took the helms of the coastal unit at a time when crime was on the rise. By the time he took office on Ambergris Caye, there had been seven murders on the island, with March 2019 being the bloodiest at three deaths.
During the following months, Noble and his team engaged in strategies that deterred crime activities to a different level not seen on the island in quite some time. From arrests made, to several firearms confiscated from the streets, many residents are saying they feel safer than before. Several members of the business community on the island are satisfied with Noble’s work and commend him and his team for their continued effort. Many of them have offer their support to the local police department in their efforts to keep islanders and visitors safe.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun