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JCF says it's working to rid force of criminals

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 9:57 AM
The Police High Command says in addition to the raft of integrity monitoring processes already in place, there will be significant increase in the internal surveillance mechanisms to ensure that those with criminal intent are separated from the organisation.

The Police High Command says a more stringent supervision mechanism is being implemented to manage the screening of members joining the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

The development follows recent incidents of criminal activities involving serving members of the force.

The Police High Command says it has noted the incidents with great concern and is assuring the public that this type of conduct is by no means typical of the general membership of the JCF.

It says it is strengthening the Force’s capacity to monitor serving members.

It says in addition to the raft of integrity monitoring processes already in place, there will be significant increase in the internal surveillance mechanisms to ensure that those with criminal intent are separated from the organisation.

The Police High Command is renewing its call for persons with information on illicit activities and unprofessional conduct of members of the JCF to share what they know with MOCA or the Inspectorate of Constabulary.

The latest incident involving a cop took place in Clarendon early yesterday morning.

A policeman was beaten and had to be hospitalised after he and two others allegedly tried to break into a woman’s house in Morgan's District about 3 o’clock yesterday morning.