The Opposition People’s National Party, PNP, is calling on the government to declare a Zone of Special Operations, ZOSO, across the Police Divisions of Kingston West, Kingston Central, Kingston East and Southern St Andrew.

The PNP has long supported the government’s use of ZOSOs, which use a clear, hold and build strategy.

Opposition Spokesman on Security Senator Peter Bunting says those Police divisions represent less than one percent of the country’s land area, but generate a third of all murders and shootings.

He says security issues remain chief among Jamaicans concerns.

Bunting says that’s particularly disappointing having launched the Constabulary’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, PSTEB, in 2018.

The Opposition Senator also gave suggestions he believes can help to reduce crime in the country.

Peter Bunting, Opposition Spokesman on Security, speaking during an address on social media website Facebook.

He also wants the government to focus on building better relationships between the Police and communities and re-investing in the Peace Management Initiative