The Police Administration is deeply concerned by the actions of the Antigua and Barbuda Bar Association, in attempting to associate a video, first circulated almost three years ago, with the current situation at the St. Johns Police Station.
The general public can be assured that the facilities at the station are cleaned and sanitized regularly by janitorial staff. Additionally, the administration has also contracted the services of a water trucking company to further power wash and clean the bathrooms twice weekly.
However, it is also instructive to highlight deliberate acts of vandalism by detainees, whilst in police custody. There are instances where toilet facilities are purposely misused, and plumbing fixtures damaged; notwithstanding the numerous repairs carried out by the Ministry of Works.
While it can be said further improvement is needed at the over a century-old building, remarks made by the association are rather unfortunate and misleading. The administrative staff at St. Johns Police Station will continue to provide the best possible service to the public; including those in custody.
The Police Administration remains open to dialogue on any matter concerning members of the general public, and ask for the continued support and cooperation of all.