From station visits to town hall meetings to walk-throughs Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson has been satisfied with the significant improvements within the parish’s policing.
“That shift and appreciation by your community brood well for St. James and the relationship between the Police and the community, so well done to you,” commended Major General Anderson during a meeting at the Freeport Police Station on Friday, February 10.
During his two-day visit, Major General Anderson along with Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of Area One, Clifford Chambers and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of St. James Division, Vernon Ellis had the opportunity to hear the concerns and support from residents and business stakeholders at a town hall meeting at the Montego Bay Civic Centre in Sam Sharpe Square, St. James.
“This is rare that you have person after person coming to a microphone to talk about a good experience they’ve had with the police in St. James and it’s significant because people often don’t talk about good things, they will always talk about the bad experiences they had,” said Commissioner Anderson as he recalled the meeting.
Giving thanks to not only the parish’s police but the entirety of Area 1, is ACP Clifford Chambers as he states that the uniqueness of police comes from being exposed to multiple aspects of policing especially in the tourism sector.
“The flexibility at which these teams are able to measure up to the task is priceless and I just want to say thank you to the team and for the immaculate lead by the commissioner. I just want to encourage you to continue to do us, yourself and Jamaica a great job,” stated ACP Chambers.
This visit is a continuation of scheduled station visits and divisional tours that Major General Anderson has embarked on in recent months.