Inspector Lozano Heads S.P. Police

Assistant Inspector Dean Lozano

Inspector Dean Lozano has been named to head the San Pedro Police Department. He replaces Inspector Harrison Hulett who has been transferred to Belize City.

Inspector Lozano, the father of seven children, was born in Monkey River in the Toledo district. He joined the police force in 1969 and after a six month training period was passed out (graduated). Assigned to Corozal as an immigration officer, he worked there for two and a half years before being transferred to Punta Gorda in 1972. He worked as an immigration officer for one and a half years before becoming the district Special Branch officer; a post he held for five years. A transfer in 1978 brought him to Dangriga as the district Special Branch officer. In January of 1982 Lozano was assigned to the Belmopan Special Branch headquarters where he served until being transferred back to Punta Gorda in 1984 as the Special Branch officer. In 1988 he came to Belize City to work as a Special Branch officer where he helped pioneer the Serious Crimes Squad. He was posted to Punta Gorda in 1992 as sergeant in charge where he ran the police station and prosecuted crimes. He was brought back to Belize City in 1993 and assigned to the Patrolman Branch where he was sergeant in charge of Special Patrol. After serving as executive duty officer of the Special Patrols, he was assigned to his current post in San Pedro.

After fourteen days of duty in San Pedro, Inspector Lozano says he has seen some changes that need to be made. He would like to see the public get more involved with the police department in order to bolster the confidence of the people and build better public relations.

"The police department cannot function without public support," the Inspector said.

As part of this support he intends to involve the eight-man civilian constable force and provide them with some additional training. The Inspector has supplemented his own training by taking courses in Jamaica, Barbados, St. Kitts and in Belize City. A number of these courses were aimed at drug control and apprehension; as a result, Inspector Lozano has wide experience in drug operations.

Inspector Lozano would like to remind the public that a meeting will be held at the Town Hall on September 24th at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will involve Assistant Commissioner Carmen Zetina, Inspector Lozano and those people interested in re-activating the Crime Committee.

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