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Friday 24 November 2017
Crime and Court

Dillon setting up national crime prevention programme

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says the launch of government’s national crime prevention programme will reap the desired results.

The intention to launch the programme was announced by Finance Minister Colm Imbert during his budget presentation last month. Dillon said yesterday it would involve units from the 14 municipal corporations including Tobago, the Police Service, other arms of national security and ministries such as Public Utilities, Social Development and Health which will provide counselling, mediation and assist in the repair of homes. He said the programme will be under an inter-ministerial committee headed by his ministry with participation from the Office of the Prime Minister.

Dillon said a team is formulating policies and exploring ideas on how the initiate will be executed. He said all stakeholders are eager to have the programme launched. He assured communities under seige they will see a whole new approach in reclaiming the country from the hands of criminals.

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