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  • Outgoing Head of the Manchester Police Division, Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth, has lauded the partnership between citizens and the police in the parish.
  • Mr. Nesbeth noted that this cooperation resulted in the recent recovery of four stolen firearms that were in the hands of criminals.
  • He is urging firearm holders to secure their weapons properly, to prevent criminals from stealing them.

Outgoing Head of the Manchester Police Division, Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth, has lauded the partnership between citizens and the police in the parish.

In an interview with JIS News, at the monthly meeting of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, held at the Golf View Hotel, in Mandeville, on September 4, Mr. Nesbeth noted that this cooperation resulted in the recent recovery of four stolen firearms that were in the hands of criminals.

“This shows that the level of confidence is growing with the police and the citizens, because we got good information, and we acted on it, and the success was achieved,” he said.

He is urging firearm holders to secure their weapons properly, to prevent criminals from stealing them.

The Senior Superintendent, who will assume leadership of the St. Catherine North Police Division on September 15, said partnerships helped in the work that he and his fellow officers did during his tenure.

“We had good partnerships and good people in Manchester to work with. They have the interest of their community at heart, and we the police are duty bound to serve,” he said.

Mr. Nesbeth commended staff at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), for aiding in the police’s dispute resolution efforts; the Mayor of Mandeville, Councillor Brenda Ramsay, for supporting the work of the law officers, and the Mandeville Chamber of Commerce, for renovating the police station.

Meanwhile, the Senior Superintendent is encouraging returning residents to keep in touch with the police for their safety, as some criminals target them.

“We will escort and transport them to their homes for their safety…They should just ask the police,” he said.