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  • The Ministry of National Security is to sign an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with members of the clergy for procedures to follow when taking in persons of interest to the police.
  • Mr. Montague said the church had an input in the drafting of the document, and that the Ministry’s legal team has finalised their work, and it is just for the date to be arranged between t

The Ministry of National Security is to sign an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with members of the clergy for procedures to follow when taking in persons of interest to the police.

According to Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, the existing MOU is outdated, and he is ensuring that the new process of dealing with wanted persons, weapons and ammunition covers issues faced by all concerned.

In an interview with JIS News, the Minister said he is thankful to members of the clergy who have been playing a “tremendous role in assisting law enforcement in taking in wanted persons, weapons and ammunition, and for being general partners of the police”.

Mr. Montague said the church had an input in the drafting of the document, and that the Ministry’s legal team has finalised their work, and it is just for the date to be arranged between the signing parties.

He also noted that  Justices of the Peace will  be a part of the formal arrangement for taking in wanted persons, as they too have been playing a crucial role in that aspect of law enforcement.