Belize Police Department Mid Year Review - The Minister of National Security, Hon. John Saldivar, recently met with the Senior leadership of the Police Department including the Acting Commissioner of Police Russell Blackett and five regional commanders, namely Senior Superintendents Ralph Moody (South), Aaron Guzman (Western), Alford Grinage (Acting Eastern North), Edward Broaster (Eastern Rural) and Chester Williams (Eastern South).
The purpose of the meeting was to review performance over the first six months of 2015 and agree on strategies for the second half of the year. During the meeting the recently appointed commanders of the three new regions in the Belize District expressed to the Minister their endorsement of the new organizational strategy and their expectation that the new arrangement will produce the desired results.
Decisions were also made to establish a formation for the villages in Cayo South separate from the Belmopan formation and a formation for the villages of Hopkins, Sittee River, Kendal, and Silk Grass separate from the Dangriga formation. Both new formations will now have a separate Officer in Charge answerable to the Regional Commander Western and South, respectively.
The meeting also noted a shift in the murder trend towards domestic and personal conflict as the motive for recent murders and a strategy has been adopted to address this rise in domestic abuse and personal conflict resulting in death.