Police have arrested and charged twenty persons with violating the 2020 Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 2) Regulations, which took effect 7:00 p.m. on Monday 30th March, 2020.
Of the eleven arrested on March 30th 2020, ten were charged with violating the curfew and one for breach of the social distancing protocol. Seven of these persons are from the parish of St. George, three from St. David and one from St. John.
Nine were arrested on March 31st 2020 and include seven from St. George, and one each from St. Patrick and St. Andrew; all charges were related to violating the curfew.
The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) assures the general public of its commitment to the safety of all persons in this challenging time.
With this, the RGPF has established its Operational Management Centre through which all law enforcement responses are coordinated on a national front.
To date, we have issued dozens of emergency passes to persons so qualified, hosted several media and television programmes as well as three virtual media briefings via Zoom, providing information to the general public and answering to their concerns.
Backed up by mobile patrol, we have also instituted island-wide vehicle check points to prevent unauthorized persons from crossing boundary lines.
Effective, today, Wednesday 1st March, 2020 our operations will be enhanced by the use of drones.
The Royal Grenada Police Force thanks the public and the media for the continued support and is encouraging people to continue to provide information on persons who are violating the curfew.
We value your support which is critical to the success of our country in beating COVID 19. Under the previous Emergency Regulations (No. 1) twenty-seven persons were also arrested and charged.