Residents of Mahaicony at the meeting (Photo: GPF)
According to the statement, during the meeting, some cattle farmers complained about the prevalence of cattle rustling and the need to apprehend the perpetrator/s.
The concerns were immediately addressed by Hicken, who instructed that Community Policing Groups (CPGs) to be immediately work with ranks in the division to mitigate the issues affecting the community in general.
“Mr Hicken further assured the residents that there would be a heightened Police presence, which will allow them to conduct their business in a comfortable environment,” the statement noted.
According to the statement, Hicken also promised to have the Police Commander intervene whenever reports are made.
Among those present at the meeting were Police Commander of Region Five Kurleigh Simon, Officer-in-Charge of the Mahaicony Police Station Assistant Superintendent Leslie Eastman, Station Sergeant Eroy Williams and other ranks attached to the Mahaicony Police Station.