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Cops reminded that they are not above the law

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 1:54 PM

The Police High Command is warning members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force that they are not above the law and will be prosecuted if they are caught breaching the Road Traffic Act.

It issued the warning in the latest Force Orders while urging members to be more aggressive in prosecuting motorcyclists and pillion riders who breach the law by not wearing protective gear or observe other precautions.

However, the High Command criticised its own members for what it says has been too many instances of police personnel driving motor cycles without helmets.

It says the police are not above the law and are subject to prosecutions.

In addition, it says members who breach the law send the wrong signal to the public regarding the professionalism of the police.

In the meantime, the High Command says it's concerned about the deaths on the nation's roads involving motorcyclists.

The High Command says in many instances, the drivers and pillion riders were not wearing protective helmets when they crashed.

It says police personnel must take action in every instance where the above breaches are detected.