Policing Through Partnership
Two persons are to face the court to answer to the charge of Housebreaking and Larceny committed in Kingston West and St.Elizabeth Divisions.
- A 16-year-old boy; and
- Fifty-four-year-old Conroy Lawrence, a taxi operator of Fyffes Pen, St. Elizabeth.
The teenager was charged after he was implicated in the Monday, March 11th break-in at a business place at the intersection of Spanish Town Road and West street in Kingston. Reports are that the complainant securely locked his business place and left. On his return, he found the locks to the establishment removed, the door open and grocery items and appliances removed from the store.
The teenager was arrested on Wednesday, December 11th and subsequently charged on Saturday, December 21 following a question and answer session.
His court date is being finalized.
A teenager was remanded in custody when he appeared in the Portland Parish Court on Wednesday, December 18 to answer to charges stemming from breaches of the Larceny Act.
The teen was charged in relation to a Monday, December 16 incident in Port Antonio, Portland. It is alleged that about 6:00 p.m., the teen broke a glass window at the back of a shop, entered and stole a cellular phone. The Police were alerted and the teen was accosted and searched. The stolen item was found in a bag that he had in his possession.
He is to reappear before the Port Antonio Children’s Court on Monday, January 13, 2020.
Twenty-five Police officers from the Kingston Western Division were presented with special awards by the Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson on Friday, December 6. The officers were recognized and commended for their contribution and commitment in making their communities safer during the Kingston Western Division’s annual conference and award ceremony at the Heart Trust Garmex facility in Kingston.
The Police officers from the Dehnam Town , Trench Town, Admiral Town, Tivoli Garden and Darling Street Police Stations were in attendance as Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson spoke in length on Policing despite challenges.
The Commissioner took the opportunity to remind officers that Policing is not a job. “If you don’t have a passion for it, you won’t last. The fact that you all have lasted in the midst of the challenges is commenable!” he stated.
Officers were reassured of new technological advances to come on stream within the JCF to aid them carrying out their duties more effectively. These technologies include, an updated microwave system that will carry five times the amout of data islandwide and the introduction of digital station records to replace over 30 paper-based registers. Additionally, license plate recognition cameras on Police vehicles and traffic lights will be in place to assist in policing the nation’s roadways.
Major General Anderson shared that the changes are set to commence in the year 2020 and will ultimately increase the JCF’s continued effort to be a Force for good.
TheJamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) began the observation of its 152nd anniversary with an Open Day and Expo at the Elletson Road Police Station in Kingston on Monday, November 25.
The Open Day served as a medium to engage citizens and to let them know how their Police Force has been adopting new technology to better keep them safe. Students from various schools participated and interacted with police officers.
Among the technology assets on display were body cameras, which officers wore throughout the day. Body cameras are part of the strategy to improve transparency in Police interactions with the public by ensuring greater accountability. Also displayed were new multifunctional tablets. The units allow Police officers to transmit messages over the Police radio network, make regular telephone calls as well as query several databases, such as wanted persons and persons with outstanding warrants.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Orrette Bascoe, who directed the activities at Elletson Road on Monday, made the JCF’s intention clear stating, “These initiatives and technologies are ultimately to ensure that we are doing our best as law enforcers to keep the people of Jamaica safe.”
He disclosed that one of the most anticipated technology projects for the upcoming year is a system where members of the public can use online portals to make reports of particular incidents. He explained that the online system is part of a wider expansion of the Force’s communication capabilities saying that the JCF’s microwave network, which carries data, was recently upgraded and now has five times greater capacity.