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    • Commissioner of Police, Dr. Carl Williams, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is making gains in reducing crime in St. James.
    • Commissioner Williams also warned relatives and friends, who provide a safe haven for criminals that they could be charged with aiding and abetting a crime.
    • The Attorney General hailed the National Security Ministry for staging the town hall meeting, which is part of a series being held across the island.

    Commissioner of Police, Dr. Carl Williams, says the  Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is making gains in reducing crime in St. James.

    He informed that last year the police arrested and charged persons in connection to 104 cases of murder, representing the largest  number of murder arrests in the parish to date. He informed that 112 illegal guns were also recovered.

    The Police Commissioner, who was addressing a Ministry of National Security-organised town hall meeting, held recently at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, warned persons, who commit crimes that they will be found and brought to justice.

    He noted that there has been significant improvement to the JCF’s investigative capabilities to better enable the police “to go after the criminals.”

    Commissioner Williams also warned relatives and friends, who provide a safe haven for criminals that they could be charged with aiding and abetting a crime.

    Attorney General, Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte, in her address, said she will ensure that “all cooperation” is provided to the security forces as they perform their lawful duties.

    She urged the police, as they carry out their operations, to make sure that at all times, the fundamental rights of citizens are protected.

    The Attorney General hailed the National Security Ministry for staging the town hall meeting, which is part of a series being held across the island.

    “We have to dialogue together. We have to cooperate and we have to look for solutions. A town hall meeting of this magnitude is a great place to start,” she said.