Police Commissioner Urges Greater Support for JCF


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.

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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.

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Major General Anderson says the JCF is key to establishing a safe Jamaica. But, he says the force needs national support.

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The Police Commissioner was speaking recently at a Rotary Club of Kingston meeting at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.


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.

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