According to the Superintendent of Police for Abaco, Noel Curry, the South Abaco Police vehicle is still out of service. The area from the Airport Roundabout to Sandy Point, including all the settlements in between, is patrolled by two stationed officers with three reserves. Unfortunately the only vehicle these officers have to perform their patrols has been out of commission since February 23.
The vehicle was damaged on Feb 23 when the police intercepted a human smuggling operation at the Sandy Point Airstrip. The airplane transporting illegal immigrants was rammed into the police jeep, rendering it unusable.
According to Supt. Curry the jeep is still in the shop for repairs.
Supt. Curry also commented at a recent South Abaco meeting that plans are in place to increase police presence in South Abaco. Part of these plans includes establishing a police station in the Schooner Bay development.