Thursday, April 2, 2020

New police chief in Grand Bahama has issued stern warning: There will be a “zero tolerance” approach to crime.

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The new police chief in Grand Bahama has warned that there will be a “zero tolerance” approach to crime and that all laws will be enforced, including measures put in place in response to COVID-19.

By Oswald Brown

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashton Greenslade, who took command of the Grand Bahama District on Tuesday, sent this  “stern warning” to criminal: “If you continue to commit crime, we are coming to get you; we are coming after you. We have a zero-tolerance approach to crime and the criminal elements,” according to an April 1 article in The Tribune.

He indicated that to continue “the downward trend” in crime on Grand Bahama, there will be strategic patrols, community policing, and frequent arrests, adding that patrols will be increased at “hot spots” on the island. He said Grand Bahama officers are also enforcing the national 24-hour curfew and that about 10 people have already been arraigned in Grand Bahama for curfew violations.

“We will increase police presence and ensure that persons who are supposed to be home during curfew are home,” he said. “We will continue to send persons to court who break the law. I think they got the message and we will continue to enforce it (curfew).”  Read more >>