As part of its work under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) handed over a 2016 Toyota Fortuner to the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) on September 23. The handover took place at police headquarters in St. George’s, Grenada.
The handover of vehicles not only underscored the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to assist Grenadian law enforcement in protecting the country’s citizens, U.S. citizens, and visitors to the island, but was also part of a continued partnership between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and the RGPF to train, equip, and assist RGPF officers in positive community-oriented policing.
DEA Country Attaché Timothy Williams commented, “We are always happy to work with our partners in law enforcements in the countries to which the U.S. Embassy is accredited. This vehicle provides a much-needed piece of equipment to the Grenada law enforcement community, further boosting their crime-fighting efforts in the country.”