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With the GoJ leading the charge for a transformation of the island’s Jamaica Constabulary Force, CAPRI commissioned Professor Anthony Harriott to produce a study which is hoped may be used to stimulate an even more open conversation about the JCF Act and the type of police service that Jamaicans desire.
In partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development, this study was launched on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the UWI Regional Headquarters. CAPRI brought together the Minister of National Security - Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, Executive Director of Jamaicans for Justice - Rodje Malcolm and the Director of the Institute for Criminal Justice and Security - Prof. Anthony Harriott to discuss its recommendations for the reforming of the JCF Act.
Two of the recommendations coming out of the study are for the concepts and principles of citizen security and intelligence led policing should inform the New Police Service Act and
the statement of purpose of the police service include prevent crime and ensure public order; uphold and protect the rights and freedoms of citizens, residents and all visitors to the country; and do the above fairly, firmly and with integrity.