The Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda reported that Carnival 2019 was a general success and an almost incident free celebration.
Barring reports of vehicle break-ins and larceny prior to and during the carnival celebrations, there were very few major incidents of crime directly associated with carnival 2019. The Police believe that the overall outcome is as a direct result of the cooperation and support received from the general public during the planning stages, through to the implementation level for a number of activities.
Acting Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney is pleased with the general outcome, and has expressed profound gratitude to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, Festivals Commission, Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board, Emergency Medical Services and the organizers and promoters of the various fetes.
Mr. Rodney also highlighted the invaluable support he received from the men and women under his command, as well as the members of the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force, who all went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety and security of both residents and visitors to our shores. He also praised the media for the integral role they played in getting the message of safety and security across to the public.
The Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda pledges its continued commitment to fighting crime within our twin island state in creating a safe and secure environment with the help and support of the general public.