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The Recruitment Division of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), visited Mandeville, in Manchester, on October 25, to recruit members to boost its complement.
Officer in charge of recruitment, Commander Elaine Roach, told JIS News that the ISCF has a mission to “facilitate and recruit applicants between the ages of 18 and 40, with the right attitude and aptitude for the organisation. We aim to recruit men and women with the professional standards and integrity and the potential to make a positive impact on the organisation.”
She pointed out that recruitment activity on October 25 was concentrated in Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon, but it would be extended to other regions, to cover the entire island.
Commander Roach said that while the current recruitment is taking place, some 125 persons are being trained at Harmon Barracks in Kingston. In July of this year, 119 recruits graduated from the Carl Rattray Training Facility in Runaway Bay, St. Ann.
“We have a gap, and we are recruiting persons now to fill that gap. As soon as these recruits have graduated, we’ll be putting in another set,” she noted.
She emphasised that proper assessments would be done on persons who apply, including security checks, written tests and interviews.
Prospective members of the ISCF undergo formal training for a period of 20 weeks. During this period, they are exposed to Laws and Police Duties, and Firearm Training, among others.
“The ISCF is a very vibrant force. We are seeking persons with integrity; honest persons, who have a love for law enforcement, persons who are committed, because the perception the public has of the Police these days is not so nice,” Commander Roach said.
She said the ultimate goal is to have the ISCF as “a model organisation, an organisation that people yearn to be a part of.”