JIS News

Minister of National Security, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson today (May 27), toured a number of troubled communities in St. James and the police stations which serve these areas.
The Minister, who was accompanied by a team from the Ministry and senior police officers from Area One, toured the communities of Granville, Mount Salem, Rose Heights, Canterbury and Flankers, and got a firsthand look at police stations at Montego Freeport, Anchovy, Granville and Mount Salem.
“Basically what we are doing is we are assessing the areas in Montego Bay that have problems, and we are focussing on the police stations in these areas and the surrounding communities, because the first order of business must be to ensure that the police are placed in an environment that is conducive to them working to the best of their abilities,” Minister Nelson told JIS News during the tour.
He stated that the Ministry will be addressing conditions at the Anchovy Police Station, which is in a deplorable condition.
The Minister’s visit to the parish will culminate with the staging of a consultation on crime in the Montego Bay Civic Centre in Sam Sharpe Square, starting at 6:00 p.m. today, where he, along with Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force, and senior police officers, will respond to questions and concerns put forward by the people of the parish.
“We will be there to talk to the people, to hear what the people have to say, listen to their concerns, and those concerns that we can respond to on the spot, we will. Those that we have to make note of and go back to the drawing board to address them, or try to incorporate them in our policies and operations, then we will do so,” he stated.
He appealed for full attendance from the Montego Bay community at the consultation.

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