|Sergeant James Moreira
Effective from July
1st, 2003, San Pedro's
new Officer-in-Charge of the San Pedro Police Station is Sergeant James
Moreira. Originally from Dangriga, Sergeant Moreira joined the police in
1975, after playing football for the police team.
Moreira first worked in the serious crimes division
presently the "Anti-Drug Unit" in Orange Walk. He then acted as uniform
police officer for six years, working in the villages of August Pine
Ridge, San Felipe, Blue Creek and Trinidad, all situated in Orange Walk
The Sergeant was then transferred to Dangriga, where he was
employed in Seine Bight, Mango Creek and other surrounding villages doing
undercover investigation work. Four years later, he was transferred to
Belize City where he worked as a traffic officer and at the Criminal
Investigations Branch for seven years.
15th, 2002 Sergeant
Moreira was transferred once again, but this time to San Pedro to work as
a non-commissioned officer. He is responsible for supervising the San
Pedro Police Station, and acting as the prosecuting officer at local
court proceedings. Currently the Sergeant is doing the job of an
inspector, as he has assumed the title of Coastal Executive Officer for
San Pedro and Caye Caulker. In September, after fulfilling all the
requirements, he hopes to be promoted to the rank of inspector.
Mr. Moreira's message to the community is: "I
expect the public to work with the police and also for the police to work
with the public. Also, please do not be afraid of the police and if you
are, communicate this to me personally, so I may offer assistance and
advice." Mr. Moreira assures residents that he is capable of performing
the job of an inspector and will make San Pedro as free of crime as
possible. He also mentioned that the San Pedro Police Department works
closely with other local agencies, such as the San Pedro Town Council,
the San Pedro Immigration Office, the San Pedro Transport Office and the
San Pedro Customs Office.
The San Pedro
Sun joins the community of San Pedro in congratulating
Sergeant James Moreira on his new appointment.
Anyone wishing to report a crime or suspicious
activity is urged to contact the San Pedro Police Department at