In light of the recent spate of reported robbery incidents, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) wishes to address the concerns of both the general public and the business community.
In alignment with our “zero tolerance” approach to crime and violence, the Force has increased its investigative capacity through the deployment of additional manpower and resources to address the spate of robberies. We continue to implore citizens and businesses to be vigilant and proactive in safeguarding their well-being and assets. Specifically, we direct our advice towards business proprietors, encouraging them to assess and bolster their existing security protocols, and where applicable, to implement cash-handling procedures that prioritize employee safety. For those lacking reliable security measures, we strongly recommend reconsideration as the protection of employees and assets is of paramount importance.
Among the recommended security measures are the implementation of burglar alarm systems and closed circuit television (CCTV) set-ups. These offer a robust layer of security that applies equally to both commercial establishments and residential properties. Equally vital is the presence of ample and functional lighting both inside and around the premises. Such lighting not only enhances visibility, but also serves as an effective deterrent against criminal activities during working hours for businesses, and throughout the night for residences.
As the chief law enforcement agency in the Federation, the RSCNPF will continue to assist and collaborate with stakeholders to address security concerns where applicable. We are committed not only to providing support in matters of security, but also to offering informed guidance to business owners, proprietors, and home-owners alike. We understand the impact these criminal acts can have on the victims, employees, and residents, and we are committed to taking swift and decisive action to bring those responsible to justice. Citizen support, cooperation, and assistance are vital to our investigative success. With the public’s cooperation, we are confident that this spike in criminal activity will be successfully and strongly quelled, and peace and order restored to our society.