Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police: Opening Remarks 36th Annual General Meeting and Conference

Along with a changing world, comes the increasing threat and vulnerability of crime to our country’s safety and economic security. Crime, in all of its manifestations, is a global and complex issue that profits criminals billions of dollars each year while leaving many reeling to recover.
We all feel deeply the damaging effects of crime.
We all hear the cries of persons who have suffered at the hands of criminals.
We all know how it plagues our communities.
And I know we all want desperately to change this narrative.

However, the ongoing effort to eradicate this scourge will require a multi-faceted response that address the economic, social, and legal realities that contribute to this situation, particularly in the Caribbean.