Acting Police Chief Daniel Carbon has promised to make the police force more proactive and responsive to complaints from members of the public.
He gave these assurances while giving the commitment that he would work collaboratively with the rest of his team to ensure better performance.
The new top cop is aware of criticisms alleging a lack of professionalism on the part of some of his officers.
Acting Commissioner Carbon responded to those concerns when he addressed a crime and violence forum in Newtown on Thursday night.
“It is time that we work on it, do something meaningful, let the public see us, let the public hear us, let us patrol,” he said.
“It’s something we’ve been saying, patrol in the community; build a relationship with the public. You cannot stay at headquarters and in your stations and expect to get results and solve crime. I will try my best to ensure that the force build a relationship with the public,” Carbon promised.
He is encouraging wider community involvement in assisting the police to effectively carry out their functions.
“I urge you let us know what is affecting you. As the head of the force, I will listen, take note and will go back to the force and tell them what the concerns of the public are,” he told the forum.
Thursday’s Crime and Violence Forum was one of several organized by the Ministry of National Security to identify strategies to help prevent or significantly reduce serious criminal activity on the island.
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