Deputy Police Commissioner Admits JCF Routinely Transfers Suspected Corrupt Cops

A high-ranking member of Jamaica’s police force is admitting that the Constabulary has engaged in the practice of transferring cops suspected of corruption when arrests aren’t forthcoming.

Head of Strategic Operations in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake, says, going forward, the Force will be more aggressive in nabbing its members involved in corruption.

DCP Blake says cops implicated in corruption are often transferred as an administrative solution.

DCP Blake says greater use of technology and the deployment of highly-trained police personnel, will assist in investigating corrupt cops.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.