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Each year law enforcement agencies around the country “beef up” their presence on the streets and security measures to curb crime especially during this holiday season. As is customary every year, formations across the nation launch their crime prevention campaigns. And while we have yet to hear of Orange Walk Police’s plans for public security during the holidays, the Corozal Police have launched their operations to minimize crime in that municipality. We spoke to Officer Commanding the formation, Andrew Ramirez who elaborated on the initiative.

Screen_Shot_2014-11-25_at_8.02.42_PMAndrew Ramirez – OC Corozal

“On a national level, because first I just want to mention that whatever Corozal is doing is basically on a national level; every formation must step up their patrols so what we have in place is the annual Christmas Anti-Crime Operational Orders, that Orders run from November 16th 2014 to January 15th 2015, what that does is that on a daily basis the police will have to be out in strength until 10pm Sunday to Sunday, there is ten additional officers minimum that have to do additional patrols.”

Ramirez says whilst many culprits prey on easy targets, he advises shop owners and businesses to use their discretion on closing and operating times.

Andrew Ramirez – OC Corozal

“Not because the police will be out there at ten that means you will remain open after nine the night but you need to continue work within the confine of the law; again we ask that you report suspicious vehicles, suspicious persons, whenever you see a vehicle stationed at your residence undue parking time please let us know, call us let us go there and work together don’t be afraid, we have some strange people and again we implore on the bus drivers, taxi drivers and bus stops and so forth if they see anybody suspicious or bringing big packages that look very suspicious give us a call.”

The number to contact the Corozal Police Department or to report any suspicious behavior is 402 0022.

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