Best method in reducing violence in Primary and Secondary Schools in Antigua and Barbuda


Best method in reducing violence in Primary and Secondary Schools in Antigua and Barbuda

I believe I have a solution to substantially decrease deviant behavior and crimes from primary and secondary schools in the United Islands of Antigua and Barbuda. 

As I stated in previous crime prevention and detection solutions I provided, the key is eliminating opportunities for unruly, deviant and criminal behavior.

These opportunities within schools can be eliminated by including a course that requires law enforcement and military personnel to be present on campus to teach thisparticular course/subject/class.

This course will include the importance of being kind to others and protecting others, how to stay safe, how to detect suspicious activities, how to report suspicious activities, etcetera. This course/subject can venture deeper into social science areas involving criminology, criminal justice, and police science etcetera. Officers being present on premises as teachers has positive impacts on behavior, to decrease misconduct in schools and society, in general.

Various officers should be assigned to teaching, with most in formal uniforms (this diminishes the feeling of threat to students and makes officers more inviting to students). Officers sometimes should wear weapons on their person concealed and sometimes not concealed (depends on what on intelligence from INSU and how popular officer-teacher is). This is being used also as a crime opportunity reduction tactic.

Offering such course gives officers a chance to be present on campus in a non-threatening manner (I usuallyadvise against having officers constantly in primary and secondary schools solely for policing purposes, when officers are there only for policing, to avoid emotional distress to students). However, such distress could be eliminated when officers are seen as teachers or friends that could help students achieve greatness.

This primary school and secondary school policing course/class/subject could seek the support of the colleges, universities, banks, police department, military, US embassy, my US businesses, and others to give extra benefits and credits to those students who took and did well in such class and currently does not have any criminal records. So, such a student is motivated toparticipate in such a course/class/subject because they would have a better chance of being hired in banks in Antigua and Barbuda (everybody wanted to work in a bank in Antigua and Barbuda and considered it prestigious to do so). 

The student completing this course helps to demonstrates that they have the moral character needed to work in the banks, the initial requirement and motivation to be employed in the nation’s military and police, and it will also help to demonstrate to foreign countries like the US (I know this, I practice immigration law, among many other areas) that you are someone likely to be of good moral character. 

Students that participate in these police and community safety courses successfully would be given credits to attend the Antigua State College or other learning institutions on the United Islands of Antigua and Barbuda, which also would increase their chances of getting in such colleges and universities. These institutions can promise to fill a certain amount of their available spaces with the kind of applicants who took and completed the courses/class/subject I am mentioning here. 

This encourages our youths to understand the importance of crime prevention, their moral character, and their duty towards their community, etcetera. It will result in crime reduction, our youths being better people, our youths being safe and more people who contribute to providing intelligence (to INSU) andeliminating opportunities for criminals to commit crimes in our communities.

The course could entail students setting up their own community watch, providing essays on what suspicious activities they have seen, what crimes they have experienced and how it impacts on them, their family, their community, and the nation. This will also bring our youths closer to law enforcement and law enforcement closer to our youths.

Officers teaching these courses in Primary, secondary, and even in tertiary institutions will serve as deterrence (eliminating opportunities for criminals and deviants), is a way of collecting data, and bettering understanding the community they serve, according to the purpose of the Intelligence and National Security Unit (INSU) unit that I have mentioned in my previous article.

Such programs have too many benefits and practically cost nothing to implement. It will have significant positive impacts on crime reduction, community relations, our youths, economic development, national security, etcetera.

It will require officers with at least an associate degree in criminal justice, criminology, police science, even though I prefer at least a bachelor’s degree or better, master’s degree. 

More details would be available from me to ensure this program achieves all of its purposes. This is just my way of helping.

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  1. @My Way Of Helping…first off, I have to give you, your #props. I’ve being reading your comments, since, the days of Caribarena and I can see, that you have put in the time and money no doubt to achieve what you have achieved.
    You were always passionate, about law enforcement and in particular in Antigua, Barbuda & REDONDA. I don’t blame you.
    Many of the suggestions which you’ve put forth are not only sensible, they’re doable.

    Nuff RASpecr….

    Jumbee_Picknee aka Ras Smood
    De ‘ole Dutty Peg🦶🏿Garrat_Bastard

    Vere C. Edwards

  2. A very positive editorial letter to a growing problem. Here’s hoping that the relevant authorities or someone in government takes note!

  3. To solve the issue of deviant behavior in Primary and Secondary School, this is a method that will work.
    1 At the kindergarten level eliminate all traditional education.



    • @Melchesidec…I’m quite sure, that you’ve heard of Henrietta Lacks and her stolen Alkebulan cells, now called HELA CELLS.
      The reason why, I mentioned Henrietta Lacks, and her cells, as WE in the Johnston Square Community, of The_Wire(B’More) are rebuilding and rebranding Our Community’s in Our likeness, Our Culture, WE have designated a COMMUNITY SPACE named in the Honor of Henrietta Lacks, and is in the final stage(s) of solidifying designs which will not only benefit ALL, but educate ALL as well.
      The Henrietta Lacks Park is located directly across from The Johnston Square Elementary School, and one concept of the space will incorporate an OUTDOOR LIVING CLASSROOM with amphitheater, conservation of the ecosystem and of course, the sand/dirt boxes(dirt is not dirty, dirt is earthy), three(3) D design and build outdoor work spaces.
      Of course, we’ve kept the basics(swimming pool to basketball to tennis, the new sport phenomena #Pickle_Ball and Skate Park.)

      …habits, become #Norms!
      …norms, become A Way Of Life!
      …a way of life, defines A People!
      …a People, defines a #CULTURE.
      …so, teach the youth right!
      …then, they can educate themselves
      …how to be good citizens!
      …with Rhyme and Reason!

      Jumbee_Picknee aka Ras Smood
      De ‘ole Dutty Peg 🦶🏿 Garrat_Bastard

      Vere C. Edwards

  4. Excellent suggestion and workable.
    It’s great for us to have this reviewed and implemented in some way in our schools.
    I believe that as time progresses, disobedience of children will be worse, I believe the word of God. However, we are expected to do the best we can do while alive for our little ones to make at least our little island a peaceful, safe and happy one. I love Antigua and Barbuda, we have to strive with our all to better this place.
    Hats off to this person with such a genius idea. Respect !

  5. Some suggestions are good, but some seem a bit extreme. Not everything needs to be a full school course – no time for all that. Also, teaching children to spy on each other to report suspicious behaviour all the time seems a bit Nazi-like. Good citizens should naturally report important things, but I think encouraging this in children at school is a bit much. Also, armed officers in school? That might make schools feel like war zones and cause children to focus even more on weapons. It’s not that extreme yet in Antigua for all that. Different methods can be tried before deciding what is truly best for this country.

    • @I don’t know…what I do know, we need to spread the #Disease_Of_Reasoning like COVID VACCINES.
      I totally agree with you, as in, no one has the entire solution all by her or himself.
      Yes, some of his ideas are borderline invasion of privacy, since, even though crime has risen, you are correct, it’s not as dire as preaching #Brimstone and #Fire.

      Personally, I know if, The Molders of Our Society were paying attention three(3) to four(4) decades ago, and put the proper matrices in place, we’d have better results/solutions to these negative behaviors.
      Psychology and psychiatry are just as Scientific as Chemistry and Biology.
      Yet still, “I’m OK! You’re OK!
      As, we pay attention by REASONING through, The Games People Play.

      Curtailing crime, especially by teaching children how to be more responsible can be a double edge sword. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

      Jumbee_Picknee aka Ras Smood
      De ‘ole Dutty Peg🦶🏿Garrat_Bastard

      Vere C. Edwards

  6. Primary and secondary school students are more intelligent than we may credit them with.

    They should participate in community building, they can write essays about what they would like to see happen in their community, in terms of peace, harmony, crime prevention.

    Also, allowing them to familiarize themself with officers, especially in an environment of teacher and student is a plus. They will learn the importance of having a moral character and how far it can get you.

    Also, officers in dress uniforms, professionally attired, those worn at ceremonies, allow students to feel less threatened, and just participate with officers.

    Officers in secondary schools for this program, can wear a basic small weapon sometimes when they go to a school for 30 minutes, at least once a week, is a vital tool in outside threat elimination and encouragement of proper behavior internally.

    Kids are not really fearful of weapons, they are more curious. Let the children contribute to nation building by writing how they feel society should congress. They live in it too.

  7. Awesome suggestion it is doable and relevant for such a time. In our country of Antigua and Barbuda, there are too many crimes in our schools. A program like this suggested by my way of helping can help reduce crimes in our country/schools. I do hope the Cabinet /government is reading this letter and found it helpful to implement it. This writer is very passionate about helping his country and its citizens. I truly believe that this program can bring about changes in our children from a young age to build a relationship with teachers and police officers to make our schools and the community a safer place for fewer crimes and provoke better communication on a different level to build trust and reassure our children. Our children are smarter than we think sometimes they just need a bit of encouragement and love to make a difference, change their perspective on their aberrant behavior against teachers, and also build good morals and characters. God bless Antigua and Barbuda.

    An excellent written Editorial letter 🙏🏼👍🏼.

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