CID temporarily moves to police headquarters following fire

The Police Administration wishes to inform the general public that operations at the Criminal Investigations Department Office are now temporarily relocated to Police Headquarters on American Road.

The move is as a result of a recent fire at the building on Newgates Street, which is currently under investigation.

Members of the public can contact the office at 462-3913 or 462-3914 for further information or advice.

The administration sincerely regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

Meantime, new hours of operation have been announced for the Police Canteen following public outcry over what has been interpreted as different rules for the police.

A memo from Commissioner of Police, Atlee Rodney, titled: State of Emergency Operating Hours for the Police Canteen said, “I hereby inform that in accordance with Section 65 (b) of the Police Act (Chapter 330) and due to public safety and public health, the Police Canteen, with immediate effect, will operate during the state of emergency in the following hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mondays to Thursdays: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Fridays to Sundays and Public Holidays Closed. Commissioner Rodney also advised that during the state of emergency, only police personnel are to visit the canteen.

He has urged all officers to strictly adhere to the new guidelines. Several complaints have been made by the public on radio talk shows and social media about the extended operating hours of the canteen during the state of emergency. Several persons have claimed that the canteen operated long past the 11:00 pm close off time stipulated in the emergency regulations. Observers believe that Commissioner Rodney’s decision is meant to put a rein on the canteen’s operators.

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