Flaw in Crime Stoppers
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE Darwin Dottin says that although there is a role for Crime Stoppers in Barbados, most of the information collected tends to be related to drugs and not a lot of hard crime is being addressed.
At a Press conference yesterday, Dottin said that given the way Crime Stoppers worked, which was to offer a reward to individuals who supplied information on criminal activity, “perhaps we are fighting . . . an issue of culture.
“There is no way that the criminal fraternity in Barbados is going to snitch on each other for $5 000, and therein lies the weakness of Crime Stoppers”.
The Commissioner made a call for more care in the discourse between Crime Stoppers and Barbadians so that the organization did not excite false hopes.