Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has reiterated that all police stations should be open to the public 24 hours each day.
Pointing to a recent Sunday Gleaner probe centred on the delivery of services during the nights at police stations in Kingston and St Andrew, Manchester, and St James, Ellington applauded the men and women who were on duty when the investigative team visited.
"Reporters from the newspaper visited several stations and on each occasion they were able to access the services we deliver without any undue wait, even in circumstances where station entrance doors were closed," noted Ellington in the Force Orders published last Friday.
"The results from this investigative foray put to rest speculations that stations are closed at nights while personnel sleep and no policing services are being offered," added Ellington.
He noted that based on the location of some police stations and the attendant risk assessment, they may close their front entrance doors where guard rooms are located.
"The closing of entrance doors does not mean we should lose our alertness. At all times, we must be ready, watchful and prepared for duty and to provide the services we offer to citizens," said Ellington, as he commended The Sunday Gleaner's team for "a well-balanced and timely article".
"I offer my personal congratulations to members at the various stations that were visited. Your alertness is commendable and should be the standard for all members," said Ellington.