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New crime strategy for western Jamaica

Published: Sunday December 15, 2013 | 6:38 pm Comments 0
File - Members of the security forces at a crime scene in Rose Heights, St James.
File - Members of the security forces at a crime scene in Rose Heights, St James.

The police in western Jamaica have launched a new crime strategy that is aimed at restricting the movement of criminals, following the killing of 12 people in the past week.

The Area One Police Division, which comprises the parishes of St James, Hanover, Westmoreland and Trelawny, has come into sharp focus following the spate of killings.

Head of the division, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Warren Clarke, says Operation Resilience II was launched in the division at 3 a.m. today in response to the upsurge in crime. According to ACP Clarke, the strategy is aimed at curtailing the movement of criminals who have migrated from areas over which the police have a firm control to areas where the police are not as well deployed.

ACP Clarke says since the crime planís launch this morning, there has been some success with two illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition seized in Westmoreland.

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