The Government of Dominica is committed to the fight against crime and will continue to provide support to the police to ensure that this fight is won, according to prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
Skerrit, who is also Minister for National Security, has pledged to “lead the charge for a safer Dominica,” saying all Dominicans must play their part to eradicate criminal activity in particular drug and gun related crimes.
“I want all of us to stand in condemnation of the drug trade. The drug trade brings guns to our country and guns are responsible for criminal activities,” the prime minister stated. “Therefore it is important for us to put our voices together and have a very loud echo in our commitment as citizens, as a country to stand in defiance and in condemnation of any illegal activity in the country.”
The government has made available to the police the necessary resources for fighting crime to include the building of new police stations, providing adequate transportation for police officers in the performance of their duties, filling vacancies within the police force and training police officers.