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Wigton donates two vehicles to Cross Keys police

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Police officers from the Cross Keys Police Station in Manchester drove away from the Wigton Windfarm compound in Rose Hill, Manchester with two new Mazda BT50 double cab pick-ups which were donated by the wind energy company on February 26, 2019.

Wigton Windfarm Limited has donated two new vehicles to the Cross Keys Police Station in Manchester, which was without a reliable motor vehicle.

The vehicles, which were procured from a $9 million donation from Wigton, will provide much-needed mobility for police officers at the station, which serves 22 districts in the Manchester Police Division including Rose Hill, Marlie Hill, Smithfield, Warwick, Grove Town, Heartease, Plowden and Woodlands.

The donation marks a continuation of the renewable energy company’s support for the security forces in Cross Keys, which dates back to the construction of the first phase of its three-plant generating facilities, located in Rose Hill, which was completed in 2004. 

Wigton has maintained a close affiliation with the station in the ensuing years, assisting with vehicle maintenance as well as painting and maintenance of the physical facilities.

The vehicles were handed over at a brief ceremony which was held yesterday at Wigton’s wind farm complex in Rose Hill, Manchester. 

“We know the Cross Keys Police have a lot of ground to cover and mobility is critical and so when we realised that the station was without a serviceable motor vehicle we knew we had to assist because we believe it is critical for the crime fighters within the vicinity to be equipped to carry out their duties if we are to have security and good order in our communities,” Wigton's general manager Earl Barrett said. 

Responding on behalf of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifford Chambers, head of the Area 3 Police, said: “We have no doubt that these vehicles will greatly assist our service delivery to citizens in the 22 districts that we serve on a 24 hour basis each day. We are encouraged by your generosity that, not only underscores the value in partnerships but further reinforces our collective commitment to ensure a safer Jamaica for all to enjoy or do business.”

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