The issue of crime as outlined by United Workers Party’s (UWP) political leader Ron Green does not get the endorsement of the Dominica Police Force which believes its
resources are ample to handle the level and nature of criminal activities on the island.
Green said last week that the police needed more resources to arrest the crime situation, while expressing his dissatisfaction with the approach to a crime upsurge her.
Weekes believes conditions for criminal activities are all but avoidable.
“I don’t totally agree. Dominica police is not ill-equipped. Crime is infectious
and affects nations both regionally and internationally,” he added.
The police PRO believes that “crime is inevitable and no community is immune to it, no matter how ample the resources.”
He suggested a more multi-dimensional approach to the subject and calls on the
public to “get on board in breaking the culture of silence” as it relates to crime
and security at any level in Dominica.
Weekes said the force is committed and is doing “quite well with its resources
He cited the situation on sister islands like St. Lucia and St. Kitts/Nevis where he
said “crime is worrying.”
“I think it has to be a collective effort with input from national and possibly
regional bodies,” Weekes said.