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JFJ says new commish must move swiftly to build trust, reform police force

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 9:07 AM
Malcolm says the new commissioner needs to focus on building trust in the police force and broadening the human rights.

Human rights group Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) says the incoming police commissioner, George Quallo must prioritise reforming the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

JFJ's advocacy manager Rodje Malcolm yesterday congratulated deputy commissioner Quallo on his appointment.

However, Malcolm says the new commissioner needs to focus on building trust in the police force and broadening the human rights and community relations strategy of the police as they move to tackle the spiralling crime problem.

 

Jamaicans For Justice Advocacy Manager Rodje Malcolm

The National Security Ministry yesterday announced the appointment of DCP Quallo as police commissioner, effective April 18.

IN PHOTO: New Commissioner of Police George Quallo (on bike).

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National security minister, Robert Montague said DCP Quallo has demonstrated the ability to lead the JCF at an important point of transformation.

He also said DCP Quallo will be responsible for enhancing the security services to the country, improving public order, reducing corruption and improving accountability across the force.

DSP Quallo replaces Dr Carl Williams who retired in January.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Novelette Grant, who also applied for the job, had been acting in the post.