Belize City: Thursday 6th December 2018
The Miami Dade Police via the Caribbean Commissioners of Police under the leadership of Police Chief Juan Perez made a donation of 500 bullet proof (ballistic) vests to the Belize Police. The handing over ceremony took place last Thursday at the Eastern Division Region One headquarters in Belize City.
This donation is a result of the collaboration between the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police of which the Belize Police is a member. This is the second such as donation of vests made to the Belize Police through this partnership. Last year, 200 bullet-proof vests were received and distributed to police officers countrywide.
The acquisition of these vests and their utilization will improve the physical safety of the police officers they are assigned to. The Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie expressed appreciation to the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police, Chief Juan Perez, Lt. Erick Palmer, Commander Joy Steward of the Miami Dade Police Department, Assistant Special Agent Mr. James Doby that is in command of the Caribbean Division, and the team from the Drug Enforcement Association (DEA) Caribbean Office which was instrumental in the arrangement of the shipment to Belize.