St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Reducing crime and fear of crime across communities in the federation have become a key priority for the police following the six homicides recorded in the country in January.
The police say during joint operations of the security forces they executed ten search warrants in Molineaux, Shadwell and St Peters over the weekend.
They also report that foot patrols were conducted in McKnight, Conaree, St Johnson’s Village, Shadwell and Newtown.
Also conducted on both St Kitts and Nevis, vehicular checkpoints and personal stops and searches.
The increased operations are supported by the deployment of the Policed Mobile Command Unit, said to be currently located in Cayon.
One critic of the police, Calvin Beach, says he is heartened by the increased visibility of the police in specific crime hotspots.