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  • Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, has informed that since the start of 2015, some 316 persons have left the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
  • Mr. Bunting was responding to comments made by Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, that since the start of the year more than 800 persons have resigned from the force.
  • In a statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 3, Mr. Bunting also noted that the figure for last year was 341.

Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, has informed that since the start of 2015, some 316 persons have left the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Mr. Bunting was responding to comments made by Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, that since the start of the year more than 800 persons have resigned from the force.

In a statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 3, Mr. Bunting also noted that the figure for last year was 341.

“I wish to remind the Leader of the Opposition that figures for the years 2010 and 2011 were 426 and 449 respectively, possibly the two highest years for attrition in the history of the JCF,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bunting is assuring Jamaicans that the security forces remain committed to tracking down, apprehending, and bringing to justice “the vicious, cold hearted criminals who have been murdering our fellow citizens.”

“They deserve our support, they are the last line of defence between law abiding Jamaicans and the criminals that threaten our future,” he added.

The Minister emphasised that criminals need to know that the country is united in opposition to them “and stand firmly together, as Jamaicans, in our fight for a safer country.”