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Kingston Mayor wants more municipal police

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:26 PM

The Mayor of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams has announced plans to expand the municipal police force and has written to the Ministry of National Security and the Commissioner of Police seeking assistance.

According to Williams, the city currently has 22 municipal police personnel, whose responsibilities include enforcing parking and vending rules in downtown Kingston and other parts of the Corporate Area.

He says this number is woefully inadequate and announced that plans are in place to hire and train an additional 70 municipal police personnel.

However, Williams says the current training programme is below desired standards.

He says the importance of their roles to the order and good management of the city demands that they be professionally trained.

As a result, the Mayor says this is an area where the Ministry of National Security and the Commissioner of Police can provide assistance.