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Public Safety Minister impressed by security in St George

Security in the East End has been given high marks by Public Safety Minister Michael Dunkley following a tour of St George's.

“The police station is open and functioning and although it's mainly tourists who pop in, the feedback I received on safety and security in the town of St George's was positive,” he said.

“This Government is committed to doing all that we can to renew the Town of St George's and it is important that people know that I and my colleagues are accessible and available to them.”

Mr Dunkley was joined on the walk by area MPs Kenneth Bascome and Nandi Outerbridge, along with Chief Inspector Tracey Adams and the town's dedicated officer, PC Litanya Smith.

“I wanted to hear firsthand from some of the people in the town of how things are going from a public safety perspective,” Mr Dunkley said. “PC Smith has made a tremendous difference in the town and has obviously built strong relationships with everyone here.

“It was also good to see so many tourists in St George, most of whom had come from the ship in Dockyard.”

Security has been a concern in the town in recent years due to the closure of the St George's police station in January 2007.

It was reopened with limited operating hours in 2009, with police saying in 2011 that there was a 24-hour police presence in the town.

Officers and the Community Action Team currently operate from the building from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 8am to midnight on weekends, but Southside Station remains the primary station of the East End.

Photo submitted Public Safety Minister Michael Dunkley was joined on a walk through the town of St George by area MPs Kenneth Bascome (second from right) and Nandi Outerbridge (not shown), along with Chief Inspector Tracey Adams (right) and the town's dedicated officer, PC Litanya Smith (left).

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Published October 26, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 25, 2013 at 11:38 pm)

Public Safety Minister impressed by security in St George

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