Friday 29 May, 2020

Public urinating, littering coming under stricter police focus - Allen

Persons who continue to urinate and litter in public spaces could soon be facing more pressure from officers from the police’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB).

Senior officials of the unit over the weekend warned that they are planning to step up their campaign to clamp down on individuals breaching the Anti-Litter Law.

“We are getting too many reports of persons committing these breaches (urinating in public or littering) and not only is it a cause for concern, but it is also a serious health issue,” said Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, head of the PSTEB, in an interview with Loop News.

He said members of his team will be collaborating with other agencies, such as the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to go after persons committing acts that threaten public safety.

“If we don’t pay attention to these issues - littering and urinating in public spaces, in addition to other acts of indiscipline - the basic order in public (spaces) will continue to decline.

“Where you see a town or country is orderly is where its laws are very strict and (are) enforced,” said Allen.

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