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  • The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reporting significant improvement in safety and security in western Jamaica following the ongoing joint military/police operations.
  • The joint military/police operations were increased in sections of Westmoreland, Hanover and St. James, following a spike in

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reporting significant improvement in safety and security in western Jamaica following the ongoing joint military/police operations.

“We would have put in additional deployment of JCF and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) personnel, and we believe that the presence of the police in areas that would have normally been occupied by members from the criminal network… has worked,” said  Director, Corporate Communication Unit, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay.

She was addressing a press conference at the Office of the Police Commissioner in St. Andrew on August 8.

She noted that the presence of the police will be maintained in the areas most affected by crime.

In the meantime, Superintendent Lindsay said the investigative capability of officers in western Jamaica has been strengthened.

She informed that a team headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Crime Elon Powell recently provided supplementary support to officers.

“They focused on the cases that are being investigated by the local detectives and provided additional support,” she said.

The joint military/police operations were increased in sections of Westmoreland, Hanover and St. James, following a spike in murders.

St. James has recorded the highest number of murders since the start of the year.