Ground Broken for New La Plaine Police Station
The community of La Plaine will soon have a brand new, state of the art police station, as a ground breaking ceremony for its very own Police Station, took place on Friday October 18th.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister and Minister for National Security, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, said crime and criminals must be dealt with in a very serious and brazen manner, adding that no matter how prosperous a people and a country becomes, if we are not safe in our own homes and communities, it is of no value to us.
Parliamentary Representative for the La Plaine Constituency and Minister for Education and Human Resources Development Honourable Petter St. Jean told his constituents, that their safety was of paramount importance to the Government.
The Minister stated that while La Plaine and surrounding villages are generally peaceful, the new police station will serve as a deterrent to crime.
The new La Plaine Police Station is being financed through a loan from the Dominica Social Security and will cost $3,244,137.12.
The firm of A.K. Henderson Limited has been awarded the construction contract, which is expected to last 47 weeks and will comprise of two buildings.
The main building will have two levels, with the lower level housing administrative offices, holding cells and Magistrate’s Court, while the upper level will house the male and female living quarters.
The second building will serve as the Inspector’s quarters.
The La Plaine Police Station has been without a permanent location for a number of years, after the first station was severely destroyed by Hurricane David in 1979 and had to be later abandoned.
The station serves the villages of La Plaine, Grand Fond, Morne Journe, Riviere Cyrique and Beotica.