Clarendon police turn to Operation Hope as crime rate spirals
The Clarendon police have partnered with a few faith-based organisations amid the rising crime rate in Clarendon to reduce the scourge on the parish.
With a murder total of 57 since the start of the year, Clarendon has recorded 13 more murders than the similar period last year.
Head of the Clarendon police Senior Superintendent Fitz Bailey says the cops have partnered with The Errol Rattray Evangelistic Association and the May Pen Ministers' Fraternal to carry out Operation Hope.
He says it will target unattached youth in the parish, particularly those in the constituencies of Central and South East Clarendon.
SSP Bailey says Operation Hope will also target morality among residents in the parish.
SSP Bailey says Operation Hope will include activities such as community walks, children's treats, youth rallies and nightly evangelical services in communities throughout the month of June.
He says other non-governmental organisations and businesses will also be part of Operation Hope.