Jamaica Police Federation Blames Gov’t For Crime Spike

Jamaica Police Federation

The Jamaica Police Federation says its members are committed to fighting crime as the country sees a spike in criminal activities, particularly murders.

More than 60 homicides have been recorded since the start of the year.

The situation has gotten so bad that Prime Minister Andrew Holness felt compelled to declare that he has full confidence in his Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang; after the latter has come under much public pressure, in large part due to the homicide and violent crime situation.

As has already been reported, Chang has come under pressure as Jamaicans bemoan the country’s crime wave, especially murders.

The Jamaica Police Federation chairman Corporal Rohan James says rank and file members of the constabulary force are under constraints arising from ongoing issues with the Government, which has left them demoralised.

According to James, the Government has paid scant regard to the cries of crime-fighters for better remuneration, resources and working conditions notwithstanding the many talks at the negotiation table.

James said that despite the poor treatment, members will come out strong against criminal elements bent on creating mayhem and wreaking havoc in the society.

Police federation says rank-and-file cops committed to tackling crime spike  Jamaica Gleaner


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