The United States and The Bahamas continue to partner for violent crime reduction.
On March 31, the U.S. Embassy at the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) headquarters, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Pitts presented $19,000 worth of field equipment to the RBPF Anti-Gang and Firearms Unit (AGF).
RBPF AGF teams in Nassau and Freeport will benefit from the donated items: officer shields, trail cameras, regular cameras, digital recorders, Faraday bags (to store evidence), and handcuffs.
The equipment will improve RBPF AGF officers’ personal protection and evidence collection, as they seek dynamic entry into stash houses where traffickers harbor weapons, drugs, and people.
RBPF Deputy Commissioner Leamond Deleveaux and Assistant Commissioner Kenwood Taylor received the donation. U.S. Embassy Nassau’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bahamas Assistant Country Attaché Charley Scarber and the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Director Bridget Premont were also in attendance.