Former police commish renews call for a JCF transformation
Former Police Commissioner Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin is renewing calls for the transformation of the police force with emphasis on changing the command structure.
According to Admiral Lewin, a reform of the police force would not be enough, it needs to be entirely changed.
Speaking on Cliff Hughes Online on Power 106 FM, Admiral Lewin also said the force comprised too many senior officers manning just about 12,000 police personnel.
The senior command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force includes a commissioner, five deputies and 15 assistant commissioners of police.
Admiral Lewin also says it’s time for the force to release police personnel from desk duties that can be carried out by civilians so that they can fight crime.
Admiral Lewin, who is also a former army chief, maintains that the level of deterioration in the force cannot be corrected through reform.