Groundbreaking for a multimillion dollar Police Station and Fire and Rescue Services outpost in Sandy Point
Groundbreaking for a multimillion dollar Police Station and Fire and Rescue Services outpost in Sandy Point took place this morning, January 23, in the Bouncing Hill area. The event comes amidst increased pressure on the Police to re-strategize in the fight against crime and violence.
Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris; Deputy Prime Minister and representative for the area, Hon. Shawn Richards; Acting Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy and Acting Fire Chief Everette O’Garro, completed the ceremonial turning of the soil for the new project.
The new police station is projected to be cost approximately EC$5.5 million.
Since April of 2018, the Sandy Point Police station has been operating out of a converted dwelling place. Prior to that, it was operating from rented property on Downing Street, Sandy Point.
The Old Road Police Station is another station that operates out of a converted dwelling place.
Additionally, the St. Paul’s Police station has been closed since February 2017 because of safety concerns.
However, no plans have been revealed by government to address plans going forward in relation to these two police stations.