Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, says the implementation of States of Public Emergency, has been smooth.

States of Public Emergency were declared in seven police divisions across the island on Sunday.

He says there’s an expectation that violence in the selected areas should begin to fall soon.

The States of Public Emergency cover St. James, Westmoreland and Hanover in the Western region.

In the corporate ares the St Andrew West, Kingston West, Kingston Central, and Kingston East Police Divisions have also been so imposed.

According to the prime minister these divisions have seen increases in murders between 15 to 56 per cent.

The police commissioner says the senseless killing particularly in Westmoreland has reached the level of warfare.

Major General Anderson says the enhanced security measures are often welcomed in the communities it’s been implemented.

Major General Antony Anderson, Commissioner of Police.

He was speaking on Nationwide This Morning with Abka Fitz-Henley and Danielle Archer.