Police Negotiators Lauded for De-escalating Hostage Standoff


The police negotiators who de-escalated a hostage standoff at a business establishment on Molynes Road, St. Andrew on Monday night are being lauded for their efforts.

Head of the Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Dahlia Garrick, says the team acted with professionalism in ensuring the standoff ended without bloodshed.

One person was held hostage by the would-be robbers.

DSP Garrick says that person is not being treated as a person of interest.

The three-hour-long stand-off ended when the men surrendered to members of the security forces who had formed a cordon around the building.

The security force’s national closed-circuit television, CCTV, system has also come in for praises because it aided in the quick response of the police.

DSP Garrick gave further details on how the system was used to assist.

DSP Dahlia Garrick, Head of the Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit.

She was speaking with Tyrone Reid and Kemesha Kelly on Nationwide @ 5 yesterday

William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.

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