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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Only one service vehicle at Matilda's Corner Police Station

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Dear Editor,

We the citizens of Kings House Avenue have been suffering greatly at hands of criminals in recent times. There has been several instances of car theft, breaking in of cars, house breaking, grab and flee along our road.

Last night the citizens association had a meeting with members of the high command of St Andrew Central led by Senior Superintendent Jacqueline Green and Inspector Henry of the Matilda's Corner Police Station. During the meeting it was revealed (not for the first time) that the Matilda's Corner Station has only one vehicle to serve the following areas:

Beverly Hills


Jacks Hill

Hope Road ( To TGIF)


Long Mountain

Clearly this is an impossible situation. The police have been given basket to carry water. The officers cannot effectively police such a vast area with only one service vehicle, even if it runs for 24 hours. It would be interesting to see how the Matilda' Corner Station score on the number of patrols it conducts.

I am using this medium to call on our Member of Parliament Mr Delory Chuck to ask his Cabinet colleague the Minster of National Security for additional vehicles for the station.

Mr Chuck the citizens of the community are expecting you to come through on this one as we are under attack by the criminals.

Carlton C Francis

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