Two curfews have been imposed in sections of Hanover and St James which will last over an extended period.

In Hanover, the curfew began at 8 Tuesday morning and will run until 5 on the morning of Tuesday May 30.

The police say it covers multiple areas in the parish and is intended to apprehend criminal elements aligned to warring factions within the Division and seizure of illegal firearms, ammunition, dangerous drugs, wanted persons, and persons of interest as also to curtail the escalation of crimes within these spaces.

The curfew in St James started Friday and will remain in effect until 5, also on the morning of May 30.

The police say during the hours of the curfew, all persons within its boundaries are required to remain within their premises unless otherwise authorized in writing by the ground commander.