Police Morale Low in Clarendon

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Head of the Clarendon Police, Senior Superintendent Fitz Bailey is conceding that morale is low among the men and women serving in the division.

The Mayor of May Pen, Scean Barnswell and the MP for Central Clarendon, Mike Henry, have both stated that crime fighting in the parish is being hampered by demotivated Police personnel.

Clarendon has seen over 90 murders since the start of the year.

It’s rare to hear the JLP and PNP agree on a matter of national importance and significance.

But there appears to be no political divide in Clarendon where the reason for an explosion in murders is concerned.

The PNP Mayor and the JLP MP in Central Clarendon are at one in pinpointing the effect that the Police death squad probe by INDECOM, is having on members of the Constabulary stationed in the parish.

INDECOM has laid charges against more than a dozen Policemen, in relation to multiple extrajudicial killings involving lawmen in Clarendon.

SSP Bailey has only been leading the Clarendon division for a week.

But he says the early signs suggest that crime fighters in the parish are in need of a boost.

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SSP Bailey is reminding the members of his team that there’s nothing to fear from INDECOM, as long as they operate within the confines of the law.

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SSP Bailey says given the nature of criminals and the high powered weapons at their disposal, there will be deadly confrontations with the Police.

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