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  • The Organized Crime Investigations Division (OCID) and the Flying Squad of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are to be merged.
  • The revelation was made last week by Police Commissioner, Dr. Carl Williams during a press conference at his Old Hope Road offices in Kingston.
  • Highlighting the significance of the merger, Commissioner Williams said it will create a new unit that will tackle among other things, possible threats of terrorism.

The Organized Crime Investigations Division (OCID) and the Flying Squad of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are to be merged.

The revelation was made last week by Police Commissioner, Dr. Carl Williams during a press conference at his Old Hope Road offices in Kingston.

Highlighting the significance of the merger, Commissioner Williams said it will create a new unit that will tackle among other things, possible threats of terrorism.

The merger, he said, is to ensure that the divisions are much more effective in dealing with robbers and organized crime.

“The merger is to make them much more effective at what they do and to ensure that where there are overlaps, we don’t have any wastage and so on…they are going to be much more involved in anti-terrorists enforcement,” he said.

“They are going to be trained more specifically in investigating crimes that are normally done by terrorists and so they are going to be taking on the whole counter anti-terrorist law enforcement for the police,” he added.

Further details on the merger will be revealed shortly.

 

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