Tag Archives: Jamaica Constabulary Force

Jamaica’s Murder Rate in January Up By 31%

There was a 31% increase in the number of reported murders for the first month of the year. Data contained in the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Periodic Serious and Violent Crimes Review for January shows that 97 murders were recorded. This was up from 74 during the corresponding period in 2014, a trend reflecting an average of more than three murders ...

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Jamaican Government Owes Huge JPS Bill

It has been revealed that the Jamaican Government and a long list of its agencies and departments have racked up j$5.2 billion in unpaid electricity bills. The debt is owed to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) by more than 4,500 government and quasi government institutions. A government source told RJR News that agency heads continue to express concern about ...

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China Harbour Donates Motor Vehicles To Police

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited donated two motor vehicles — a Toyota Hiace bus and a Toyota pickup — to the Jamaica Constabulary Force to boost Force’s capacity to provide traffic management and security along the North/South leg of Highway 2000. The vehicles are the first of six being provided by CHEC. Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting expressed ...

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US To donate J$45m For Police Body Cameras

The US government has committed US$400,000 (J$45.4m) to purchase body cameras for the Jamaican police, moving the long-anticipated project one step closer to reality. Meanwhile, Minister of National Security Peter Bunting, who made the disclosure recently, said Jamaica and the US have settled on specifications for the cameras and that the procurement process is already under way. In the aftermath ...

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Big Guns & Ammunition Bust in Montego Bay

The Jamaica Customs Contraband Enforcement Team and the Jamaica Constabulary Force Trans-national Crimes and Narcotics Division have seized a major shipment of guns and ammunition at the Port Handlers warehouse in Montego Bay. Jamaica Customs says an electronic examination of a barrel showed something strange and so a more detail examination was conducted by the authorities. This resulted in the ...

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Jamaica’s Murder Rate Down By 18%

Jamaica has recorded an 18% reduction in murders for the period January 1 to September 24, according to police statistics shared by the Government yesterday. A total of 714 murders were reported, compared to 871 for the same period last year. Yesterday, National Security Minister Peter Bunting, while encouraged by the reduction, said the numbers were still too high. Bunting ...

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Carl Williams is The New Commissioner of Police

Carl McKay Williams has been appointed commissioner of police. The Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, made the announcement today. Williams’ appointment comes into effect September 15. The Ministry of National Security says Williams takes office with its the full support and that of the Government as he embarks upon the important national responsibility of leading the Jamaica Constabulary Force ...

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Jamaican Government Gets The Go Ahead To Merge The JCF & ISCF

The Supreme Court has struck out the application by the Special Constabulary Force Association (SCFA) which was seeking to challenge the merger of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The decision was made a short while ago by Justice Bertram Morrison. This now means that the Government can go ahead with the merger.

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ISCF Gets Injunction Against JCF Merger

The Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) a short while ago received an injunction in the Supreme Court to block the merger with the Jamaica Constabulary Force. A merger of the two arms of the police force was announced recently by the Police High Command. The ISCF is contending that the merger is not being done by an Act of Parliament. ...

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$10m Falls Out of Armoured Vehicle

The police are carrying out investigations after a bag containing J$10M fell out of an armored truck on South Camp Road at 10:55 a.m. Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were reportedly on patrol and saw when the bag fell out of the truck. The money has since been returned to the security company. The officers on patrol were in ...

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