Cops flood the streets
Thursday, December 29, 2011
THE police are this morning reporting a successful start to their election day security strategy.
The Constabulary Communication Network said 99 per cent of deployment had taken place by 7:00 am and 20 minuets later all police personnel were in place at all polling stations, on mobile and/or foot patrols in every constituency.
The police will maintain a heavy presence throughout the day in all constituency to ensure a peaceful election.
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