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Lindsay responds to claims of abuse and inappropriate conduct in the force

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 1:44 PM
Superintendent Lindsay admits that while allegations have been made about abuses few formal reports have been made to allow the claims to be investigated and action taken.

Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Corporate Communication Unit, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, says the JCF takes seriously all allegations of abuse and unprofessional misconduct.

Superintendent Lindsay made the declaration in light of claims made by JCF members in a radio interview yesterday about mistreatment in the force.

They claimed, among other things, that junior members of the JCF are not being promoted due to cronyism and nepotism, which runs deep in the force.

They also claimed that many in the JCF are not promoted because they refuse to give sexual favours to superiors who abuse their offices.

In an interview on Hotline on RJR this morning Superintendent Lindsay said the JCF denounces such behaviour.

She says there are avenues available to members to report abuses and inappropriate conduct.

 

Head of the JCF Corporate Communication Unit, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay

Superintendent Lindsay admits that while allegations have been made about abuses few formal reports have been made to allow the claims to be investigated and action taken.

She notes that promotion is a contentious issue in the JCF but says the force has a transparent promotion policy.

She adds that there are more persons seeking promotions, than there are vacancies which she says contributes to the contention.