Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson, is calling on the nation to be more supportive of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF.
While he admits that some JCF members lack integrity, Commissioner Anderson says the force often faces unfair criticisms.
The Police Commissioner says that’s because the organization is, as he puts it, ‘easy to punish’. But, he says the nation cannot solve its crime challenges without the JCF.
Major General Anderson says despite bashing from the public, the Police have been prosecuting thousands of traffic offenders.
He notes that the Police have also made strides in clearing up nearly half of the over 1,000 murders committed each year. But, the Police Commissioner says the rhetoric that the JCF is doing a poor job, remains.
Major General Anderson says the JCF is key to establishing a safe Jamaica. But, he says the force needs national support.
The Police Commissioner was speaking recently at a Rotary Club of Kingston meeting at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.