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Prime Minister Minnis - Remarks at Official Opening of the Real Time Crime Centre at Police Headquarters
Feb 17, 2021 - 2:50:26 PM

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Official Opening
Real-Time Crime Centre
The Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Police Headquarters
Wednesday 17 February 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Good morning.

One of the more solemn obligations of a government is the safety of its citizens, residents and visitors, including protection from criminal activity and violence.

In our country, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) has been a shield and a protector for over 181 years of unbroken law enforcement service.

Over many generations, the Force has had to adapt and to embrace change to address old and emerging threats to public safety and law and order. There is a theory known as the “crime pattern theory” which notes that “crime will occur if an area provides the opportunity for crime...”  

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With this in mind, the Bahamas Government has invested many millions of dollars in crime prevention and detection initiatives.   Today, we are unveiling another major investment with the inauguration of the Real Time Crime Centre.

The mission of the Real Time Crime Centre (RTCC) is to provide the police with the ability to capitalize on its wide and expanding range of technologies for efficient and effective policing.  

In The Bahamas, we have integrated emerging technologies into our policing operations with the introduction of: ShotSpotter, Marco’s Alert Digital Billboards, drone technology, closed circuit television (CCTV), body-worn cameras, and dashboard cameras.

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We have also upgraded and improved the Force's information communications technology platform as we seek to deliver the best possible law enforcement policing services for the Bahamian public.

There are currently over 500 CCTV cameras spread across the nation’s capital, with over 75 specifically trained on crime hotspots.

Such efforts will allow law enforcement officers to respond quickly, or even immediately, to crimes in progress or to those that recently occurred. ..TO CONTINUE SEE ATTACHED 

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