Dominica Police Force to receive eight additional vehicles

Blackmoore said Govt wants to ensure that police are properly and have better living conditions
Blackmoore said Govt wants to ensure that police are properly equipped and have better living conditions

Minister of Justice, Immigration and National Security Rayburn Blackmoore has announced that the government will make available an additional eight (8) new vehicles to the Dominica Police Force in order to boost efficiency.

Speaking recently, at the launch of a Community Policing Committee for Calibishie, Blackmoore said the government continues to provide resources to the police to ensure that they are “properly equipped” and to improve their living conditions.

“We have provided in the recent past, new police stations in La Plaine, Calibishie and Grandbay…we continue to provide stations with other physical resources to ensure that the police is properly equipped and although it is not contained in this year’s budget, but the Minister of Finance and Prime Minister during our discussion, have given the commitment to provide the police with additional vehicles,” he said. “And I asked of the Police Commissioner to provide me with the list and he has done so, and he has said to me by way of writing that he needs seven, but I reminded him, seven plus one, because we also need one for the community policing program.”

According to the minister, this means that “every department, every police station will be equipped with a new vehicle and in some case two.” Furthermore, he noted that to ensure that the police have adequate coverage, in September [this year] thirty nine (39) new recruits will be graduating from the training school in Morne Bruce.

“That will take us [to] well over 500 police officers and of course, we need to have men to do the job,” he added.

Blackmoore indicated that the government will continue to improve its laws, “because we have to ensure that our laws are continually updated to suit the current time.”

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28 Comments

  1. smh
    August 26, 2016

    This must be a joke. The fire & ambulance services can’t receive 1 new ambulance ot fire truck due to ‘cost constraint’ but the police can get all nice big black jeeps and fancy vehicles to roam in. Their yard doesn’t even have space!!

  2. Tjebe Fort
    August 25, 2016

    And when you call them and report a crime they still say that they don’t have a transport! Oerhaps it i still parked at their girlfriend’s home?

  3. Anthony P. Isamel
    August 25, 2016

    Great! More women will be picked up on time and they will enjoy the company of newly minted vehicles at the tax payer’s expense, while response times will remain the same. Let the good times roll.

  4. Dan is de man in de Van
    August 25, 2016

    More vehicles to put their biceps on the door frame and eye each and every passing skirt.. Black moor you are really a moor. See Colin’s dictionary…. Get these bored policemen to do some serious training in every sense of the word and stop playing poli tricks with a gift here and there…where are these policemen when motor bike drives are making a nuisance with a beta kill u a beta kill u vroom vroom noise in the middle of the night. Where are these policemen when there are more sewo to check that individuals are not carrying illegal substances and ammunition. Where are these police men when innocent victims are being molested. Train your police force back to the days of defense force style where no joke was accepted. Once again u have failed.. Go home…

  5. Reasoning
    August 25, 2016

    :?: A former school principal who taught blackmort once said to me that blackmort is a fool! Having a man like blackmort at the helm of anything in the island is a disgrace! If making vehicles available to the police is what will make them perform their duties is really a backward thinking! Well trained and competent police is what will make the police service effective. With my experience and from what i’ve seen, the majority of police officers if not all are dunce incompetent,illiterate and cannot speak properly! The police force is just an avenue for alot of lazy men who just want a salary,as there is nothing else for them to do!

  6. August 25, 2016

    Dominica is more in need of a proper ambulance instead of police vehicles…the so called ambulances in Dominica are the small buses without any medical equipment ;as a matter of fact the buses are not made for medical uses ..ambulance workers must remain seated at all times…this is what the gov’t should put first in line instead of police vehicles,,,police are going to use these vehicles not only for gov’t’s work purposes but also to go back and forth at the girls friend’s or mistresses home during the nights and return to the police station at 5 in the morning as we the population know very well..because people have left their homes very late at nights and went to the police stations for help and either there is no one ex. in Point Mitchel or one among them is absent and who ever is left behind refuse going alone…It is time that the gov’t think of priority instead of superficial things for Dominica and it’s people..

  7. REAL!!!!
    August 24, 2016

    This statement again clearly say the Police Commisioner is incompetent Mr. Blackmore as you had to tell him he needs one for Community Policing Program.

    “And I asked of the Police Commissioner to provide me with the list and he has done so, and he has said to me by way of writing that he needs seven, but I reminded him, seven plus one, because we also need one for the community policing program”

  8. Owl
    August 24, 2016

    Will they now respond when called, and we won’t have to say “marijuana” for them to respond?
    By the way, it’s high time we see some action to decriminalize or legalize marijuana and free up the police’s valuable time to be deligent with our safety.

    • dee
      August 26, 2016

      Police vehicles don’t carry out the necessary examination at crime scenes , Police do , they do need the relevant and up to date equipment, to carry out their investigations.I remember when there was only one vehicle available to the CID to carry out investigations , the Police used Hire 11 on most occasions to visit many crime scenes , Dedication,tact ,guile , and COMMONSENSE helped solve many crimes with the limited equipment on hand . I remember A senior officer being nicknamed SLY because of his tact .
      Old style policing interacted with modern day techniques and equipment will go a long way to resolving the crime situation in Dominica . Expose the right ones to international Training and experience in preparation for the next 20 years . in my days Coke was something we drank , Today coke is a white powder on many young peoples lips then their entire life changes for the worst .
      Let’s WORK TOGETHER man .

  9. megso
    August 24, 2016

    The amount of vehicles that police force has received over the last few years, they must have one for every member by now!!!

  10. %
    August 24, 2016

    Hope they are not to serve the members and supporters of one political party,but to serve all Dominicans…..This police force is too easily manipulated by politicians…IT LACKS LEADERSJIP FROM THE TOP !!!!

    • %
      August 24, 2016

      LEADERSHIP

  11. Thomian
    August 24, 2016

    The police force is forever receiving vehicles. But the treatment to them is unbelievable

  12. Doc. Love
    August 24, 2016

    The men and women of the Dominica Police Force must thank the callers of Q95, DNO and Matt in the morning for the additional eight vehicles. Had it not been for the pressure put on Blackmoore by the callers in light of the ridiculous statement he made concerning the replacing of Carbon, the police would still be suffering from inadequate transportation. I cannot remember hearing anything being said in the Prime Minister’s budget presentation concerning vehicles for the police, therefore, my belief, it was the pressure of the people and to a certain extent some damage control. The pressure must not stop, politics must be removed from the police force.

  13. STAR
    August 24, 2016

    u can put 10 000 more vehicles mr blackmoore, that will change the deteriorating state of the country and its affairs… what u need is to train your officers in crime scene investigation, how to go about handling complaints. etc etc… soo many unsolved cases and you have the nerve to talk bout increased vehicles…. no man.. go back to the drawing board again.. when will you guys get it right

  14. STAR
    August 24, 2016

    more vehicles for them to run their woman with and then tell people they dont have vehicles to come to dr aid when they call headquarters

  15. weypapa/mama
    August 23, 2016

    8 police vehicles are not gifts, but necessities. So why is this news worthy? You give them new chairs and you fix the leaky toilet bowl in de stations all these are necessities, not gifts. So you want praise for that? Is our money paying for these 8 vehicles!!! All the extra and spare change from de passport sale is more than enough to buy more than just 8 vehicles? How many police stations we have in DA? 8 vehicles is a drop in your bucket. Now, you want to make news??!!! GIVE THEM A RAISE!

  16. men's fashion line & the girls
    August 23, 2016

    Soon the ex-luminati guy is going to say the police force is to receive 38 vehicles, thanks to the initiative of Carbon.

  17. August 23, 2016

    Give ceaser what is ceaser, and the police what it takes to Do the job. After all! they are all we have in Challenging times. Thank you! Sir! keeping it Real. Not Hating. Nothing Personal. You know that! One Love.

  18. Shameless
    August 23, 2016

    New vehicles, new initiative (Community Policing) and soon, very very soon, new Commissioner and Deputy full fill the promise 8) 8) .

    Always Assertive! :twisted:

  19. August 23, 2016

    I believe that the vehicles are welcome but will we continue to see mediocrity? the entire police force from the chief down to the constables need to be retrained in every aspect of policing.

  20. Jane
    August 23, 2016

    So now rhey can patrol the streets of the city

  21. Viewsexpressed
    August 23, 2016

    What the hell is this…? You mean Blackmore has no work to do and 8 vehicles critical to making news as if something happening of importance in Dominica. This DLP government are a bunch of jokers from Craptain to Crook. There was also big fanfare about Chinese motorbikes to reduce crimes. Well the disaspperance or abuse of these bikes is pretty obvious that something like incompetence has happened with this inept goverment.
    Nothing new to offer suffering poverty Dominicans the best these political clowns can offer is “pretend something is happening.” Bunch of political clowns.

    • John Henderson
      March 3, 2017

      I am of the opinion that you, the people who are currently criticising the minster, about how many vehicles, they bought for the Dominican police force, some of you have a point where as some people are just blowing hot air.
      Why can’t any things good, comes out of your mouth. It’s all hatred you all have in your hearts. Jealousy, because you don’t like the PM, I don’t really care who’s governing Dominica, assuming that they are building the country, for the benefit of all Dominicans, some of you who don’t have a clue about what to do with your own lives. will always love to talk foolishness.

      Please be positive. negative thoughts will not help resolve your issue. I think the best way to solve problems with the present day government is at the ballot box.

      And your party loose at the ballot box , you’re sure to say it was all rigged, Have A Good quality Day

  22. Viewsexpressed
    August 23, 2016

    What the hell is this…? You mean Blackmore has no work to do and 8 vehicles critical to making news as if something happening of importance in Dominica. This DLP government are a bunch of jokers from Craptain to Crook. There was also big fanfare about Chinese motorbikes to reduce crimes. Well the disasoerance or abuse of these bikes is oretty obvious that domething like incompetence has happened with this inept goverment.
    Nothing new to offer suffering poverty Dominicans the bestvtheee political clowns can offer is “pretend something is happening.” Bunch of political clowns.

  23. Neverson St jean
    August 23, 2016

    More comedy

    • Real Embarassment
      August 25, 2016

      The days when policing was of high standard is so long gone. Sorry for Dominica

  24. Allie
    August 23, 2016

    You again Blackmoore— what is next for the police- a space craft? Until you politicians stop meddling in the affairs of the police and trying to change the culture there no amount of new vehicles will do the job.

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