Acting head of the Manchester Police Division, Superintendent Howard Francis, has said the police will be deploying all the resources at its disposal to quell criminal activities in the parish.
“Recently we have received new equipment and motor vehicles, these we have used to retrofit our police stations, so that they can respond to the needs of the parish. During this period we will be dominating the spaces where people gather,” he told the monthly meeting of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, December 2, at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville.
“The police that we have doing administrative duties in the office will be redeployed to the streets, so that we can have more personnel out there. The police will be out on the streets on foot, in uniform, and in plain clothes, to bring in those persons who seek to prey on others,” Superintendent Francis said.
Acting head of the Manchester Police Division, Superintendent Howard Francis, displays a cap that he says is being sold on the streets, and worn by civilians. He warns that this can be confusing to the public, and said members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force would be penalised if found wearing it. Superintendent Francis was addressing the monthly meeting of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday, December 2, the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville.
He told his audience that the added resources that the police have received will not only be used for the town centres, “but also to patrol the various communities where people live. We will be doing everything to ensure that the people of Manchester enjoy a peaceful Christmas, and continue to work against criminal elements in the parish”.
Recently, Minister of National Security, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson, told a national consultation on crime, held in the parish, that the Ministry would be putting in place strategies to reduce crime in the parish.