Cpl Arlene McBean to be First Woman Chairman of Police Federation


A woman is head of the Police Federation for the first time in that body’s 75-year history.

Corporal Arlene McBean was elected Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation at their 75th Conference in Ocho Rios, St. Ann yesterday evening.

The Federation represents rank and file members of the Constabulary. It held it’s annual conference for two days, starting on Wednesday, at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort, in the parish.

Corporal McBean is attached to the Motorised Patrol Division of the Constabulary. She recently emerged as an articulate spokesperson for the Federation. She has been centrally involved in promoting training for members of the Federation. She replaces Sergeant Cecil McCalla, who was interim Chairman.

This after longstanding Chairman Raymond Wilson was promoted to Assistant Superintend, last year.


William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.