When approached by law enforcement, your safety and the safety of others are paramount. If you find yourself in a situation where you are in possession of an illegal weapon, remember, cooperation is your safest option. Here’s what you can do:

  • Immediately put down the weapon. Distance yourself from it and show your hands.
  • Make it clear that you are not a threat. The Jamaica Constabulary Force is committed to ensuring your safety and the safety of our communities. Our preferred outcome in every encounter is a peaceful resolution.

A safe surrender means there’s clear physical separation between you and the weapon. By showing your hands or other extremities openly, you help de-escalate the situation. This is the first step towards a lawful process where you get to have your day in court. Let us help you make choices that lead to a safer outcome for everyone involved. Remember, showing your hands, putting down the weapon, and cooperating fully demonstrates your commitment to peace.

This is what we hope for in every encounter.