Cops report success in joint military/police operations out West
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reporting significant improvement in safety and security in western Jamaica following the ongoing joint military/police operations.
“We would have put in additional deployment of JCF and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) personnel, and we believe that the presence of the police in areas that would have normally been occupied by members from the criminal network… has worked,” said director, Corporate Communication Unit, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay.
Lindsay was speaking at a press conference at the Office of the Police Commissioner in St. Andrew on Monday.
Following a meeting of the National Security Council on June 1, which was chaired by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and included Minister of National Security Robert Montague, Chief of Defence Staff Major General Antony Anderson and Commissioner of Police, Dr Carl Williams., a decision was made to deploy additional security personnel to St James and Westmoreland in response to an upsurge in criminal activities.
St. James has recorded the highest number of murders since the start of the year.