Private sector leaders of The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Jamaica Manufacturers and
Exporters Association (JMEA) and Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) recently met with members of
the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) High Command and senior management to discuss the JCF’s short
term strategies to address the recent upsurge of criminal activities in commercial centres across the
island, particularly during the busy Christmas season.
Stephanie Lindsay, Head of the JCF Corporate Communication Unit assured the private sector leaders
that “This holiday season there will be increased covert and overt police presence in areas that have
been experiencing a marked uptick in criminal activities. We are taking steps to ensure that Jamaicans
can enjoy a peaceful holiday season”
Keith Duncan, PSOJ President speaking on behalf of the private sector leaders, welcomed the efforts
on the part of the JCF and reassured them that support will be provided to achieve the JCF’s initiative. He
emphasized that the Private Sector is committed to partnering and engaging with the JCF in ensuring
citizen safety and security.
He also implored citizens to be more vigilant and to exercise proactive personal security and safety
measures during the Christmas season. “We each have to play our part to help the police to effectively
carry out their duties by taking small steps to protect ourselves and property while carrying out our
Christmas shopping and other festivities. We also encourage Jamaicans to report all incidents as your
reports provide critical support to the efforts of the police.”
This most recent meeting comes on the heels of a previous briefing from the Commissioner of Police,
Major General Antony Anderson, which laid out a series of longer term initiatives to be rolled out in 2020
to reduce crime and make citizens safe.