The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF) has put measures in place to heighten its security for the staging of the 23rd Edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).
The festival is set to take place on the Forecourt of the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from Friday, October 27 to 29.
“The police force is mandated by law to provide security, crowd and traffic control at all public events,” Deputy Police Chief Lincoln Corbette said while addressing a press briefing held at the Police Headquarters on Wednesday.
He continued, “The police will be conducting or operating under the provisions stipulated in an operational order or an operational plan which was developed to guide policing of the World Creole Music Festival.”
Furthermore, Corbette said the police will be working in close collaboration with the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC), private security, and other stakeholders to ensure the safe hosting of the WCMF.
“I as the Deputy Chief of Police will have the overall responsibility for the festival, Mr. Valerie ACP, Assistant Commissioner of Police will be the commander and he will be assisted by Superintendent George Theophile at the festivals,” he explained.
Additionally, Corbette stated that commanders in charge of the central and the northern divisions, as well as the Criminal Investigations Department, are mandated to implement their individual plans in keeping with the overall operational plan.
He implores the public to cooperate with the police at the WCMF.
Furthermore, he commended the police officers for their dedication to duty.
Corbette pointed out to the officers that he knows the hours are very long, ” but I encourage you to continue to execute your duties in a professional and courteous manner.”