National Security Minister, Charles Savarin, has said government will continue to create a safe environment for nationals and visitors alike.
Savarin said the police, with the aid of recently acquired assets from friendly partners, have been increasingly successful in combating drug and small arms trafficking and human smuggling.
“The increase success of the coast guard, the Task Force, the Drug Squad and the SSU in that regard must receive special attention. Government continues to invest in developing the physical infrastructure and human resource base in support of the police,” he said.
According to Savarin, recruitment aimed at maintaining the force is ongoing and officers are exposed to overseas training on an ongoing basis.
“New police stations and inspectors quarters at Grand Bay have been recently completed, while construction of new police stations at La Plaine and Calibishie is to commence in this financial year,” he added.
Savarin noted that the prison service is undergoing transformation and renewed emphasis is being placed on skills training and improvement in the structures at the prison.
“Staffing requirement, equipment and training needs of prison officers are being reviewed to give greater focus to the rehabilitation of inmates,” he said.