US Embassy Donates Police Vehicles

The photo shows from left: Robert Sherman-Young, Director of the Drug Enforcement Unit, David Jea, US Embassy Narcotics Affairs Officer, and Anthony Ferguson, Assistant Commissioner of Crime Management.

Continuing a long tradition of partnership in law enforcement and public security, the U.S. Embassy in a ceremony on December 14 donated six sport utility vehicles valued at nearly $350,000 to the Royal Bahamian Police Force (RBPF).

These vehicles will be used to improve the RBPF’s ability to gather law enforcement information, conduct investigations, and interdict illicit trafficking through The Bahamas.

This donation is part of on-going joint efforts under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) with the goal of combating the drug trade and other transnational crimes that threaten regional security.

In November 2011, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano opened the second annual CBSI Security Cooperation Dialogue held in The Bahamas that included more than 50 senior government officials representing the United States, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations, and the Dominican Republic.