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  • Police Commissioner, Dr. Carl Williams, is encouraging Jamaicans to have confidence in members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), in the effort to reduce crime and violence.
  • Dr. Williams said his senior Commanders have never betrayed the confidence of persons who have spoken to them.

Police Commissioner, Dr. Carl Williams, is encouraging Jamaicans to have confidence in members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), in the effort to reduce crime and violence.

Addressing a press conference at the Montego Freeport Police Headquarters in Montego Bay, St. James, on September 28, Commissioner Williams said trust in the JCF is needed now more than ever, as the fight against crime is intensified.

“I have heard that there are police officers who people do not feel too comfortable speaking to, because they feel that their trust will be betrayed. I want to assure everyone that the majority of police officers can be trusted, and those who can’t be trusted will be isolated,” he said.

Dr. Williams said his senior Commanders have never betrayed the confidence of persons who have spoken to them.

“We are going to make systematic changes to ensure that those who betray the trust of the citizens who confide in them are separated from the force or at the very least that they change their ways and mend their behaviour,” the Commissioner said.

Dr. Williams said he has received a thorough briefing from the top brass of the Police Area One on plans going forward and he is confident that the citizens of St. James will be seeing positive results in short order.

“I am very satisfied that the plans that they have are very good and they are going to yield some benefits for the people of Montego Bay and the wider St. James,” the Commissioner added.

Dr. Williams said he visited members of the security forces in the field as well as the two schools  ̶  Glendevon Primary in Montego Bay and Retrieve Primary in upper

St. James  ̶  which have been affected by criminal activities in recent weeks.

“I saw police officers and soldiers on static duties, manning curfews and maintaining a presence in some of the troubled communities. I had some motivational words with them and I am satisfied that they are well motivated and morale is high,” he said.