PM Pledges Support for Commissioner to Transform JCF

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is pledging the full support of the government towards the transformation of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The force has been facing criticisms that it’s riddled with corrupt and unprofessional members.

A former Police Commissioner, Rear Admiral Hardly Lewin, told Nationwide News recently that the government had failed to support his main agenda to transform the force.

Prime Minister Holness says the government stands ready to provide all the resources needed for that task.

Rear Admiral Lewin served as Police Commissioner between 2007 and 2009, when the Jamaica Labour Party’s Bruce Golding was Prime Minister and Dwight Nelson the National Security Minister.

Prime Minister Holness is also expressing confidence in the newly appointed Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson.

Mr. Holness says he had no say in Anderson’s appointment. But, he says, the new Police Commissioner’s track record speaks for itself.

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