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  • Assistant Commissioner of Police in Charge of Area One, Winchroy Budhoo, has challenged members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and citizens to unite, in order to regain confidence and trust, and make community policing effective.
  • Addressing a Town Hall meeting at the Lucea United Church Hall in Hanover, on October 15, Mr. Budhoo told the large gathering that all can make a difference in dealing with serious crimes in the parish.
  • The Assistant Commissioner called on the citizens not to accommodate wanted persons, but to turn them over to the police.

Assistant Commissioner of Police in Charge of Area One, Winchroy Budhoo, has challenged members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and citizens to unite, in order to regain confidence and trust, and make community policing effective.

Addressing a Town Hall meeting at the Lucea United Church Hall in Hanover, on October 15, Mr. Budhoo told the large gathering that all can make a difference in dealing with serious crimes in the parish.

“I challenge you the citizens of Hanover to help the police make a difference. I have charged my Commanders that we have to again take to the streets, because the crimes are not being committed in the stations or in our offices.  We have to go out in the streets and in the communities where young men are involved in lottery scamming, gang violence and other crimes,” he said.

The Assistant Commissioner insisted that the spirit of community must be re-created if the police and citizens are going to move forward and bring about peace and safety in the country.

“Let us practise the philosophy of community based policing.  We are going to build trust and confidence and build partnerships.  Let us together bridge the gap that divides us.  We are committed to bringing about change in Hanover and across Area One,” he told the audience.

The Assistant Commissioner called on the citizens not to accommodate wanted persons, but to turn them over to the police.

Meanwhile, Custos of Hanover, Dr. David Stair, said that community policing is the way to go, and called on the citizens to co-operate with the police to tackle crime.