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Adequate security in place for festive season – police

Published:Monday | November 21, 2016 | 12:28 PM
JCF Corporate Communication Unit Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay says additional police and military personnel had been deployed to reinforce security in downtown Kingston.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has sought to assure that adequate security will be provided in major commercial areas, particularly those affected by recent violent flare-ups, to facilitate activities during the Christmas season.

Head of the JCF Corporate Communication Unit Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay told the JIS that additional police and military personnel had been deployed to reinforce security in downtown Kingston.

She further indicated that several collaborative law enforcement engagements have been initiated to deal with similar unrest in other parishes.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Lindsay has urged residents in the crime-affected communities to cooperate with the police by sharing information which could help in apprehending the perpetrators.

She has also urged persons to exercise caution as they go about their business, especially during the festive season, to ensure that their safety is not compromised.

Superintendent Lindsay's comments came against the background of recent violent incidents in sections of downtown Kingston, Spanish Town and Montego Bay.