Grand Bay Receives New Police Station
Tuesday April 9th 2013 was a historic day for the community of Grand Bay, as a new Police Station was officially opened in that community.
Minister of National Security Honourable Charles Savarin stated, this Station will serve as testimony to the Government’s commitment to peace and security.
He mentioned that it will also aid in the fight against crime and criminal activities in Grand Bay and the surrounding communities.
Mr. Savarin says this new facility cannot solve nor prevent crimes, however it is expected to stimulate the appropriate attitudes required for improved efficiency by the men and women stationed here.
This should translate to the appropriate relationship the police have with the community, which will ensure that citizens in Grand Bay and Island-wide feel safe and free to conduct their affairs in a peaceful environment.
He said citizens must continue to feel free to visit Grand Bay at any time of night or day, set up business enterprises, to live and work in the community and also raise their families.
Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Bay Constituency Honourbale Justina Charles said, with the increased accommodation for police officers at the facility, it is her hope, that there will be more police patrols in the community geared at crime reduction.
Improved space for administrative duties is another positive feature of the facility.
While promoting positive work attitudes, increased work output this serves to encourage the officers.
Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit stated, this new police station is a symbol of the Government’s ongoing effort to fight crime, so that all Dominicans can feel safe walking the streets of Dominica without fear or favour.
He said security is important and they will continue to invest in that area.
The new building will include storage space, offices, garage area, temporary holding cells, a generator house and water storage tanks.
The construction of the Police Station was made possible by funds from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the tune of $3.7 million Eastern Caribbean dollars.
R&L construction company was responsible for the project with supervision and design coming from the Technical Services Unit of the Ministry of Public Works.