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New Police Commissioner to host islandwide community meetings

Published:Tuesday | September 30, 2014 | 8:22 AM
Dr Carl Williams - File

Newly appointed Commissioner of Police, Dr Carl Williams, says he will be embarking on a series of islandwide forums to help improve the relationship between the police and citizens.

Williams says members of the force will be going out to town hall meetings to engage the people in their communities.

However, he emphasises that the police alone cannot tackle crime and violence and is calling for Jamaicans to partner with the police.

The police commissioner says he wants Jamaicans to interact with a Force that engenders trust, respect and confidence.

Williams was speaking in an interview on the Jamaica Information Service's programme Issues and Answers.

Meanwhile, Williams says there will be greater emphasis on respecting human rights under his leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

He stresses that he will not tolerate any violation of the rights of citizens by any member of the Force.

The JCF has been facing strong condemnation in recent weeks arising for incidents of brutality and misconduct.

The death of Mario Deane, who was beaten in police custody, has drawn the most public outcry.

While not commenting directly on the Mario Deane case, the police commissioner says all personnel found to be involved in wrongdoing will be held accountable.


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