(CNS): Senior police officers from George Town Police Station were out and about in Scranton, George Town, on Wednesday evening visiting residents in response to concerns about increased crime and antisocial behaviour. With a number of serious crimes taking place near to the Globe Bar, the area which is a stone’s throw from the central police station, it has become a hotspot for the capital’s police.
Superintendent Angelique Howell said that people in the community were concerned not just about the serious violent crime in the area this year but the increasing number of problems outside the bar area on Martin’s Drive, where local gang members are congregating.
As the officers moved through the community they were greeted warmly by residents, who expressed their concerns over crime as well as the lack of work and support from the authorities, cited by some as a major issue.
Police and community leaders have been talking about how they can work together and have been discussing possible strategies to tackle the crime problem. An RCIPS spokesperson said that police want to engage more directly with residents and to see if the police can be involved in positive programmes in the community that may help bring about positive change.