Police set curfew for Manchester students
The Manchester Police have implemented a curfew for students in the parish.
Head of the Division, Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron-Powell, says the initiative started last Monday with students being required to be off the roads by 7:30 in the evenings.
According to Superintendent Cameron-Powell, the police have been receiving support from principals, students and businesses.
She says stakeholders were informed about the curfew before it was introduced.
The head of the Manchester police says the police decided to implement the curfew to deal with the ongoing problem of truancy and students being on the streets late at nights.
Superintendent Cameron-Powell says the control measure is aimed at helping to change the behaviour of students as well as act as a deterrent to them getting involved in criminal activities.
She emphasises that the police are taking a zero tolerance approach.
The head of the Manchester police was speaking on Independent Talk on Power 106 FM this morning.
The St James police have implemented a similar nightly curfew for students.