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JCF needs stronger retention strategy – Deputy Commish

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake says a stronger retention strategy needs to be developed and implemented for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) so as to stop the hemorrhaging of personnel.

DCP Blake says attention should be given to areas such as promotion, job satisfaction, salary, and working condition.

The JCF is short of more than 3,000 cops.

Added to that, the constabulary force trains about 600 cops per year but loses an average of 500 personnel annually, chiefly through attrition.

DCP Blake says the shortage of personnel and attrition is a serious problem for the JCF.


DCP Clifford Blake