Almost 60 people have been arrested for murder and other serious crimes since a State of Public Emergency has been declared in the St Andrew South Police Division.

That’s according to the Division’s Commanding Officer, Superintendent Gary Francis.

Superintendent Francis says since the start of the year, the division has cleared up 33 cases of murder. 

Eleven of which, he says, have been cleared up in the last 6 weeks. 

The Commanding Officer also appealed to residents to tell the police what they know about acts of criminality iin the division.

Superintendent Gary Francis, Commanding Officer for the St Andrew South Police Division. 

He was speaking at a media briefing yesterday at the Hunt’s Bay Police Station. 

The State of Public Emergency in the police division was declared on Sunday, July 7, this year.