Security forces urge cooperation as they carry out surge operations islandwide
Members of the public are being urged to cooperate with law enforcement officers working within their communities. This, as the security forces say public support is crucial in the collective efforts to maintain a safer environment for all Jamaicans.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have been conducting a series of island wide surge operations designed to bolster their efforts to combat crime and ensure the safety and security of the nation.
In a statement, the police said up to yesterday, simultaneous operational initiatives have been launched across police divisions in Jamaica, with a focus on building upon the gains made in reducing major crimes during the first quarter of the year.
The JCF said while the contribution of gang conflicts to the total number of murders has seen a decline this year, gang violence remains a significant threat to the safety and security of communities.
Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson toured sections of Area 4, in the wake of some surge operations yesterday.
Commissioner Anderson noted that the security forces have been steadfast in advancing counter-gang thrust, which has reaped substantial rewards thus far.
In response to the recent flare-up of violence in certain areas, divisional commanders have carefully designed operations tailored to address the specific threats in these spaces.