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JCF to get new 'transparent' promotion policy

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 4:43 PM
Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang - File photo

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is now crafting a "transparent process" to address the vexed issue of promotions in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

The announcement was made by Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang as he kicked-off the 2019-2020 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives today.

Chang disclosed that promotions will be a combination of an exam, performance evaluation, length of service and the integrity of the officer up for promotion.

"Promotions will be done in an objective and orderly basis and discretion will be extremely limited," declared Chang.

"No longer will upward mobility [in the JCF] be seen as a scarce benefit offered only to a select few," he insisted.

The national security minister announced, too, that a new built-for-purpose police headquarters will be constructed in the area of Trench Town, St Andrew, known as 'No Man's Land.'

"No Man's Land will be a beacon of hope in our city and will elevate the space to represent hope, peace, and prosperity," he said.

Chang sought to assure residents in the area that they would not be dislocated.

He said through the National Housing Trust, provisions will be made for all socio-economic groups to be accommodated.

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