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District ‘E’ cops without a vehicle

Police officers at the District “E” Station in St. Peter have been without a vehicle for three days.

While sources within the force said the absence of the vehicle was impacting police operations in St. Peter, when contacted this evening a senior officer of the Northern Division told Barbados TODAY that our enquiry was “a petty one” and he did not want to engage questions on the matter.

“You should call back the police officer who called you and ask him why there is no vehicle,” retorted the person on the line.

He also advised that Barbados TODAY address its concerns to Commissioner of Police, Darwin Dottin. Dottin could not be reached for comment.

However, police Public Relations Officer, Inspector David Welch said there are other mechanisms in place to respond to calls, if a station is without a vehicle. (EJ)

2 Responses to District ‘E’ cops without a vehicle

  1. Sanderson Rowe May 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    This is ridiculous. Time after time the taxpayers of this country are burdened with supplying government departments with new vehicles , only to see them reduced to scrap a relatively short time later due to a lack of preventive maintenance.
    Perhaps the Police should supplement its running stock at week-ends by commandeering some of those luxurious SUV’S and 4×4’s we see running about the place , owned by other government departments , such as CXC, Library Service and the Government Financial unit, none of which has a need for a vehicle with off-road capability.
    In another story in this online edition we see a line up of Barbados Light and Power Vehicle on the job. My enquiries have revealed that most of these hard working units are well above 10 years old.

  2. MALE PEARLY May 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    As Rowe said previously, im SURE, if the government of Barbados looks hard enough they can find ways to use vehicles that are parked from 3pm-7/8am at schools and other financial units that have off road capabilities.
    Im sure the Military would be more than ready willing AND able to step up and patrol with these officers in their vehicles.


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