Members of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force have been receiving threats from certain members of the public.
This according to Jefferson Drigo, Chairman of the Police Welfare Association during a press conference on Tuesday 18 September 2018 who said the threats have also been directed not only to the officers but their families as well.
“On Tuesday 14 August 2018, certain male individuals posted threats on social media directed to police officers and their families. Executive members of the Police Welfare Association take this opportunity to condemn the threats posted on social media at police and in particular their families.”
In the social media post he said these individuals indicated that they were going to attach police officers, they were going to kill police officers and their families.
“I can tell you our families are extremely fearful. As you know we work out in the out stations and we work in Roseau and our families are left vulnerable but so too any actions against the police and their families will be met with swift action by the police.”
He said the police will not stand by while criminals “sit on the side of the road and threaten the police, no; swift and decisive action will be taken against the perpetrators of those threats and I want them to know that”.
Drigo added that they are extremely concerned about this and are therefore calling on these persons to desist from posting threats directed at the police and to avoid such a repeat in the future.
The PWA’s executive he said has also had a meeting with the Chief of Police and his gazette officers where they discussed at length these threats.
“At that that meeting certain decisions were taken in light of the threats.”