The Jamaica Police Federation and Minister of National Security are condemning the murder of a police constable in Westmoreland on Sunday night.
Forty-one-year-old Constable Rohan Bucknor was at a barbershop in the Petersfield community when gunmen attacked him and shot him several times.
Buckner was assigned to the Little London Police Station.
Chairman of the Police Federation, Corporal Arleen McBean says there’s a calculated attack on law and order within the society, where scant regard is shown for human life.
She says criminals believe they can carry out brazen attacks on members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and citizens.
The Federation is pleading with its members to remain resolute but calm and tactful in the face of what they say is scorn, danger, ridicule and imminent threat.
Meanwhile, Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, says the attack on an active-duty officer is of great concern.
He says elements in the society determined to disrupt law and order and cause fear and panic will not be tolerated.
And, the Minister adds that the incident will not impair the fight against crime in Westmoreland.