The highly anticipated Independence Day weekend is finally afoot in northern Belize. Residents are looking forward to a good time spent with friends and family and there are surely hundreds of visitors expected to be in Orange Walk for the event as well. But with the excitement comes uncertainty as the fear of crime and even death lingers in everyone’s mind. Safety is a concern and today we contacted the Orange Walk Police Formation to find out more about the measure they are taking for the festive weekend. Inspector Selvyn Tillett told us more about these.

Screen_Shot_2014-09-19_at_8.10.27_PMSelvyn Tillett- Second In Command Orange Walk Police

“The police will be gearing up for the 21st we will enforce our patrols by foot and mobile. I am asking the public to ensure that when the leave their homes it is properly secured and to inform neighbors that they are away. We are asking anyone that sees someone suspicious to inform the police immediately. We will be on high alert since we expect people from out districts to come here especially from Belize City.”

The police stress that the public do their part in ensure their property is safe and to report any suspicious activity.

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