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Police deserve salary hike

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is made up of the most loyal, hard-working, and dedicated professionals.They serve hundreds of communities throughout this country day and night. They risk their lives to ensure that the lives and property of law-abiding citizens are protected from criminals that menace our society.

The job they perform is worth every tax dollar. However, the Police Federation's request for a salary increase appears to be falling on deaf ears.

It is time for the finance and public-service ministers to move expeditiously and give priority to the financial well-being of these loyal professionals. Police personnel deserve a very generous pay increase, as well as an automatic pay rise that is tied to the rising cost of living to ensure that they can live in comfort.

GLEN GEORGE WILSON

Springfield, St Elizabeth