TWO WEEKS after a policeman shot and killed a pregnant woman and injured her sister in St Thomas, the Police High Command is turning its focus on the well-being of its members.
Police Commissioner Owen Ellington, in this week's Force Orders, indicated that he would be meeting with the leadership of the Medical Services Branch and the Chaplaincy Unit to seek better solutions to care for the members.
In the interim, the top cop said he had tasked all divisional commanders, supervisors, and the wider leadership of the organisation to pay special attention to the welfare of members.
He said the instruction has been given as a result of the effect that some incidents have had on members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
"Some of the incidents members deal with or attend to can have very significant and long-term consequences for them personally.
"Not only is it important that we look after our members when they need assistance, but it is equally important to ensure that, as a public service, we do everything possible to ensure that our members are fit, healthy and happy at work in order to better deliver that personal, professional and protective policing service that the public expects," he said.