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Mission Statement

The mission of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and its Auxiliaries is to serve, protect and reassure the people in Jamaica through the delivery of impartial and professional services aimed at the: Maintenance of Law and Order Protection of Life and Property Prevention and Detection of Crime and Preservation of Peace “We serve, we protect, we reassure with courtesy, integrity and proper respect for the rights of all.”

Vision Statement

The vision of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is to be a high-quality police service that is valued and trusted by all.

Our Core Values Our members are our most important resource Continuous learning and improving: our building blocks Respect for the law at all times Respect and equitable treatment for all individuals Honesty and integrity are our watch words Policing in genuine partnership with our communities A commitment to the development needs of the Jamaican society Transparency and accountability: a way of life for professionals Leadership that models professionalism The good name and reputation of the Force: building ‘Brand JCF’

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Our Portfolios

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Strategic Priority #1: Prevention and Reduction of Serious, Violent and Organized Crime


Strategic Priority #2: Improvement of Public Safety, Confidence and Trust


Highlights: National Heroes Day Awards

Strategic Priority #3: Strengthen the Performance and Accountability Framework



Strategic Priority #4: Enhance Respect for Human Rights and Human Dignity


Highlights: The JCF has a Queen


Highlights: Lasco/JCF Top Cop 2016


Strategic Priority #5: Enhance Professionalism and Morale of Members


Strategic Priority #6: Modernization Through Technology


Highlights: Area Netball Competition


Highlights: Towards a More Child-Centred Approach

Remembering Those Who Died in 2016

Highlights: Law Enforcement Torch Run Highlights: Police National Sports Day Retirements


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Foreword O

ver the last seventeen years, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has applied long term strategic planning to improve the organization, its service delivery and the environment it serves. Operations and resources are focused on attaining the vision, mission and strategic priorities of the JCF, which are determined by the Force’s leadership and publicly communicated through the organization’s corporate plans since 1998. as the 29th Commissioner, I am honoured to present the annual report for 2016. It was a year that highlighted the complex nature of contemporary policing in a dynamic criminal landscape interspersed with increased demand for compliance with international conventions, improved accountability systems and improved service delivery. Notwithstanding, there has been progress. Data has shown that there has been a general reduction in major crimes, though this is overshadowed by the high number of murders committed across the island.

the successes are attributed to the commitment of the men and women of the JCF, the support of citizens as well as local and international partners and the strategic leadership of the organization. Daily, the men and women of the JCF perform the task of protecting innocent and vulnerable people, often confronting heavily armed criminals who have scant regard for the value of human life.

against this background, the data presented herein must be examined in the context that the JCF operates in one of the most challenging environments of any police organization across the world. Not only do we grapple with high levels of violent crime, but we also continue to experience a challenging relationship with many of the communities that we seek to serve and protect. In response, the organization has kept its focus on building capacity to deliver on its mission, strengthening stakeholder partnerships and improving its performance and accountability systems.

In this our 150th anniversary, the JCF has proven to be among the most stable of national institutions, and its continued development and success is key to Jamaica’s development. as we continue to build a broad consensus around the policing of our society, I will be counting on the continued support of our members and the full participation of all well-thinking Jamaicans. therefore, let us in all things remain committed to serve, protect and reassure the people of Jamaica through the delivery of impartial and professional services with respect for the rights of all. George F. Quallo, pjsc Commissioner of Police

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Messages The Minister of National Security

• Prevention and reduction of serious, violent and organised crimes. • Improvement of public safety confidence and trust. • Strengthening the performance and N behalF OF the Ministry of National accountability framework. Security, I commend the leadership and • Enhancing respect for human rights and members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for dignity. the publishing of another comprehensive and • Enhancing professionalism and morale of well documented annual report. These reports members. are important tools for keeping the citizens of •Modernisation through technology. Jamaica informed on the policies, programs and These priorities are fully supported by the activities of the JCF. Ministry and we are pleased at the progress The information provided in the report, enables being made in each of these areas. We remain policy makers, leaders in the public and private committed to providing policy leadership to sector, civic, community and religious leaders, this process; and to mobilising the necessary academics, journalists and very importantly, resources and support needed by the police, to the citizens of Jamaica, to review and analyse provide an effective and robust response to the the performance of the police. This enables crisis of crime and violence that has plagued each and every citizen of Jamaica, to contribute our country for decades. meaningfully to the national dialogue on citizen security and to hold the police accountable for The report gives us encouraging signs that the police are achieving some success in their their actions. efforts to serve, protect and reassure. But we The report covers a wide range of areas and are far from where we want to be, every life lost illustrates the complex and challenging scope to violence and criminality, is one life too many. of work that is necessary to build a safer Jamaica. One cannot read the report without I challenge the JCF as I challenge myself and acknowledging the significant amount of work every well thinking citizen of Jamaica, to pull being done by the thousands of men and out all the stops, and redouble our efforts in women of the JCF who work to keep our 2017 to fight the monster of crime and create a country and our citizens safe. We salute them safe and prosperous Jamaica, for all Jamaicans. and assure them of our gratitude and support.


The report is laid out according to the six strategic priorities of the police:

-the honorable robert Montague Minister of National security JCF Annual Report 2016


The Police Civilian Messages Oversight Authority the aNNual rePOrt is an exercise in accountability. Accountability entails giving performance information, processing feedback and taking corrective measures where necessary. It is accountability to the Minister, the parliament, and to the Jamaican public, especially the Jamaican taxpayer. The year 2016 was a testing year for the JCF. After five years of decline in serious crimes, homicides and shootings began to track in the opposite direction. This triggered considerable anxiety within the society and resulted in considerable performance pressure on the JCF. It was consequently a year in which there was a change in Commissioner of Police, just two years after the previous change. It is a time for accountability. And thus it must be a time for more frequent and honest communication about performance targets and pegging expectations to the timelines for achieving these targets.

ties accountability to its performance outcomes. Thus the report states: “Improving organizational performance and accountability to deliver appropriate, efficient and effective public service is the hallmark of good governance. With these clear ideals in mind, the JCF has been working assiduously to expand and streamline many of its activities in relation to accountability and performance. Members’ activities are continuously being meticulously scrutinized to ensure that they are upholding the highest moral standards and discipline while providing professional service to the public. “

Our top priority at the PCOA is to support the In 2017, the International Monetary Fund will efforts of the JCF to improve its systems and for the first time be involved in the monitoring practices of internal accountability. We believe of these targets. Economic performance and that this is a sure way of improving public crime control performance are increasingly safety and putting greater justice into policing. being linked. The circle of external The PCOA can be counted on to play its role in accountability is widening. The performance responsible, reasonable and constructive ways. pressures will be even greater in 2017 than they were in 2016. The JCF must meet these - Professor anthony harriott expectations. Chairman, Police Civilian We at the PCOA are delighted to learn from this report that accountability is one of the six strategic priorities of the JCF, and that the JCF JCF Annual Report 2016


Oversight authority

Our Portfolios Strategic Operations

the strategic Operations Portfolio developed and implemented operational plans and initiatives. The portfolio coordinated and monitored activities to improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the JCF as it seeks to achieve its mandate. A major responsibilty for this portfolio was the planning and coordination of security arrangements for international, national and other major events. DCP Clifford blake

Strategic Operations Portfolio was headed by Deputy Commissioner Clifford Blake and consisted of the Operations, Mobile Reserve, Community Safety and Security and Border Security branches.

Crime & Security

the Crime and security Portfolio, headed by Deputy Commissioner Glenmore Hinds, had primary responsibility for providing strategic oversight and policy direction to the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), Security and Intelligence Branch (SIB), and the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC).

DCP Glenmore hinds

The Portfolio assisted the JCF to fulfill its mandate by developing strategies to improve the capability of the Constabulary to solve crimes and place strong cases before the courts. It also provided leadership in terms of new techniques in criminal investigations and ensured the detective corps of the JCF was sufficiently trained and equipped to undertake complex criminal investigations.

Inspectorate of Constabulary

As the quality assurance arm of the JCF, the Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC) had the responsibility to monitor compliance at all levels. Another of its main functions was to advise the High Command on issues of ethics and integrity.

aCP Wray Palmer

The IOC also liaised with external oversight bodies, investigated breaches of the Force’s policies and guidelines and administered the disciplinary processes of the Force. The Portfolio comprised of the Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI), Audit & Inspection, and Complaints Investigations Units, and was under the command of Assistant Commissioner Wray Palmer.

Administration and Support Services

Mandated to develop, monitor and review the organization’s standards, the administration and support services Portfolio provided strategic leadership and guidance to the following branches: Administration; Planning, Research & Development; Services; Training; Finance Administration; Corporate & Special Services; Medical Services; and the Human Resource Management & Development.

DCP Novelette Grant

For the period under review, Administration and Support Services Portfolio was headed by Ms. Novelette P. Grant, Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Territorial Operations

territorial Operations Portfolio had responsibility for the interpretation and timely execution of strategic operational objectives through the implementation of operational plans and tactics within all five geographic areas.

DCP George Quallo

The portfolio also provided guidance and management oversight of all operational activities, area and divisional performance as well as the quality of front-line service. Territorial Operations Portfolio operated under the command of Mr. George Quallo, Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Strategic Priority #1:


Prevention & Reduction of Serious, Violent & Organized Crimes

ver the years, Jamaica has been marred by crime and violence, especially murders and shootings, which are at intolerable levels. Data suggest that Jamaica is amongst the world’s most violent nations, with an approximate annual rate of 43 murders per 100,000 population over the last five years. While crime and violence has been on the decline in recent years in countries such as the United States, Japan and England, Jamaica’s murder and shooting rates have been increasing. In spite of this increase, the JCF remains resolute in its efforts to continuously curtail crime and significantly contribute to making Jamaica a safer place to live and raise families. In 2016, the JCF continued to implement crime fighting initiatives aimed at operationalizing its strategy of “Prevention and Reduction of Serious, Violent and Organized Crimes”. These initiatives included: • Deployment of additional personnel (particularly from non-geographic branches/divisions) to augment operations in St. Catherine North, Clarendon and St. James;

•Operational activities targeting major violence producers and criminal gangs; and •Increased joint police/military operations in Area 1, Clarendon and St. Catherine.

beyOND the statIstICs When compared to 2015, there was an overall reduction of approximately 15% in Category 1 Crimes (murder, shooting, rape, robbery, aggravated assaults, break-ins and larceny). With the exception of murder and shooting, which increased by 144 and 145, respectively, all other categories recorded decreases. (See Charts 1 & 2). In addition, further analysis of the sub-categories indicates that the firearm was used in 3,444 or 52% of these incidents (see Chart 3). MurDer aND shOOtING 2016 vs 2015

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•Operation Tidal Wave, which involved increased vehicular check points across the island;


•Special Yuletide Season deployment;

Murder Shooting Chart 1: Murder and Shooting - 2016 and 2015

•Operation New Moon, which included special operations aimed at disrupting criminal activities associated with New Year’s Day celebrations; •Joint JCF/JDF Weekly Strategic Meetings

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St. James, followed by St. Catherine North Division recorded the highest number of murders (269 and 145, respectively) and shootings (236 and 131, respectively) for 2016. The St. Andrew South and St. Catherine North Divisions recorded parity of shootings with 131 incidents. On the other hand, JCF Annual Report 2016


Chart 2: Category One Crimes 2016 and 2015

Crime Summary 2016/2015

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Gun 52%

Others 30%

12% increase in firearm seizures

Machete 3% Knife 9%

Chart 3: Weapons used in Category 1 Crimes, 2016

Portland recorded the lowest figure for both categories (15 and 7, respectively). For robberies and rapes, St. Catherine North Division recorded the highest numbers with 196 and 61, respectively. JCF Annual Report 2016

15% reduction in major crimes


Gun 2% & Knife

This Division also recorded the second highest number of breakins (139). The Division with the highest recorded number of break-ins was Manchester with 286 incidents. Manchester also

2998 arrests for Category One Crimes recorded the highest number of larcenies and aggravated assaults (33 and 56 respectively) and the second highest number of robberies (164) for the period. Trelawny and Hanover Divisions

Chart 4: Firearm seizures 2016 and 2015

recorded the lowest number of larcenies (one each). Operational activities for the review period also produced an increase of 12.7% in the seizure of firearms. St. James and St. Catherine North

Divisions were the front runners, with 119 and 66, respectively (see Chart 4). A total of 8,676 assorted rounds of ammunition were seized for the review period. The number of persons arrested for

Category 1 crimes in 2016 was 2,998, a reduction of 352 over 2015. Of these arrests, 784 were for murder and 551 were for robbery. St. James recorded the most arrests for murders, followed by Clarendon, while St. Andrew Central recorded the most for robberies. St. James also featured with the most arrests for shooting. A total of 2,117.16 kg of cocaine, 43,559.74 kg of marijuana, 9.09 kg of hashish and 242 units of ecstasy were seized for the review period. Intelligence revealed that lottery scamming, inter and intra gang feud are among the main contributors to crime and violence in Jamaica. It was estimated that

Chart 5: Murders per division

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A cache of guns and ammunition seized.

261 criminal gangs operated across the country, approximately half of which were actively committing violent crimes. Against this background, the JCF continued to strengthen its organized crime fighting efforts. Through its Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), the Jamaica Constabulary Force received 1,475 reports relating to organized crime (including extortion, kidnapping and fraud) for the review period. Investigation of these crimes led to the arrest of 309 persons. Additionally, in cases related to breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), three houses valued JCF Annual Report 2016


over J$200 million, cash amounting to J$15,029,814 and US$533,000 were forfeited. Also, 54 motor vehicles used in

organized crimes were seized/recovered. Forty persons were convicted for breaches of the POCA.

Ganja seized during raid on Port Henderson Road, St. Catherine

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FIFteeN MeMbers Were given the Medal of Honor for Meritorious Service in 2016. Another seven received the Medal of Honor for Gallantry.

Strategic Priority #2: Improvement of Public Safety, Confidence and Trust

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very MeMber is mandated to contribute to achieving the goals under our 2nd strategic priority, Improvement of Public Safety, Confidence and Trust. The Traffic and Highway Division and the Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) were at the forefront of this effort in 2016. Throughout the year, both engaged in a myriad of activites under their respectve portfolios, the combined effect of which produced many desirable results.


Cssb MaNDate For its part, the CSSB, which is mandated to establish and strengthen all community based programs, sought numerous and varied methods of engaging the people of Jamaica. Throughout 2016, the CSSB embarked on a number of initiatives that resulted in improved partnerships. Some of the avenues through which the publics were engaged included: • • • • • • • • • •

Pop-Up Information Clinic, Disc jockey competition in schools, Symposium, Police Youth Club, School Resource Program, Neighbourhood Watch, Farmers Watch, Town Hall meeting, Business Watch Group meeting and Parish Council meeting.

2015 Lasco Top Cop Sergeant Ava Lindo poses with teachers and students after presenting her ‘I Am A Child’ notebooks.

at the following locations: the Kingston Public Hospital, Buff Bay Market, Hagley Park Post Office, Windward Road Health Centre, Bull Bay Community Centre, Passport Immigration & Citizenship Agency and Inland Revenue Department (Constant Spring Branch). Participants were treated to a wealth of information from the CSSB who partnered with Jamaican Teas as main sponsors.

The Pop-Up Information Clinic was an innovative saFe sChOOls PrOGraMMe communication concept to disseminate information As the JCF continued to empower people, the youths to people whilst they occupy public spaces. For the were never to be left out. The Safe Schools period under review, pop-up clinics were conducted Programme was enhanced in order to address social and security issues that impacted the learning environment. The main issues included violence, anti-social behaviour and truancy. Some of the activities geared toward addressing these issues were: • •

Members of the CSSB team with students who benefited from the Safe Schools Programme

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Mentorship Program Peace Day Concert (15 schools participated) • Parenting Seminar (40 parents trained) • Vendor Sensitization;

• Motivational and rap sessions with students. To reinforce the gains made through the Safe Schools Programme, a disc jockey competition was launched in high schools. This competition was made possible through partnership with Suncity Radio as an expansion of the on-going ‘Fighting Crime with Rhymes’ initiative. Students were given the chance to shred crime and violence through the power of music by blasting positive table 1: Traffic tickets issued in 2016 messages on the airwaves. The winner was awarded an internship at Suncity Radio station and cash for the school, while the runner-up disc jockey was awarded cash.

awareness of the importance of road safety. Vehicular check points and the practice of high visibility were increased in town centres and major thoroughfares across the island for greater compliance. A total of 437,211 tickets were issued which showed a 17% increase when compared to the previous year of 372,432. Notably, the Motorized Patrol Division issued the most tickets with a total of 79,607.

Another avenue embarked on was a national symposium which was held at The Mico University College. The aim of the symposium was to create a forum for community safety and security operatives across the island to discuss and share best practices. Stakeholders who participated included: JCF volunteer chaplains, representatives from USAID Comet, United Way of Jamaica, Planning Institute of Jamaica, National Integrity Action, Ministry of National Security, Dispute Resolution Foundation, JN Foundation and the Citizens’ Security & Justice Program. Throughout the year, we partnered with several road safety entities, and with numerous campaigns and public education, we endeavour to build/enhance

A traffic enforcement operation along the Nelson Mandela Highway, St. Catherine.

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Overview: Road Crashes & Fatalities 2016

The year 2016 saw a slight decrease in the number of road fatalities, with 379 deaths compared to 382 for the corresponding period (see Chart 8). The majority were males (see Chart 7). Of the total number of road crashes, private motor vehicles accounted for the highest (124) followed by public passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles with 23

and 7 respectively (see Chart 6). When compared to 2015, there were marginal decline in pedestrian, drivers of motor cycles and motor vehicles fatalities. However, for other road users such as pillion passengers, pedal cyclists and passengers in motor vehicles, there was a slight increase (see Table 2).

table 2: road Fatalities 2016&2015



Chart 7: Fatalities by sex

Chart 8: Collisions & Fatalities 2016 & 2015

Highlights Police National Sports Day

area 8 (Mobile Reserve) were again crowned champions of the Annual Police Sports Championships after amassing 219.5 points. Area 5 (St Thomas, St Catherine North, St Catherine South and St Andrew North), with 200 points, finished in second position. This is the ninth consecutive time that Mobile Reserve were winning the championships. The Police National Sports Day was held Saturday May 28, at the Elletson Road Sport Complex with seven Police Areas participating in several events. Arthurlee Bryan of Area 2 (St Ann, St Mary, and Portland) was the overall female champion, winning the women’s 100m, 200m and 400m events. Maxroy Hill of Area 3 (St Elizabeth, Manchester, Clarendon) dominated the men’s events and took home the overall male champion trophy.



Corporal Kimaryo Pinnock raises his Lasco/JCF Top Cop trophy.

ON WeDNesDay, MarCh 30, 2016, Corporal Kimaryo Pinnock became the 17th Lasco/JCF Police Officer of the Year. It was a deserving recognition of this 17-year veteran of the Force who has often stepped outside the remit of his assigned duties in service to others.

Youths Through Positive Values and Attitudes’ programme, a social transformation initiative geared towards the holistic development of St. Thomas’ youths remains his hallmark achievement to date.

“It was an interesting journey and a fulfilling While carrying the mantle of ‘Top Cop’, Pinnock has experience. I enjoy every opportunity I get to been involved in serveral projects, with the impact meaningful change. I have become so much majority fuelled by his passion for building more than a Police Officer,” Pinnock said of his year. capacities within youth. The ‘Advancement of

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Corporal Pinnock engages youths in Top Lincoln, St. Thomas.

World Environment Day - Corporal Kimaryo Pinnock encourages youngsters to care for the planet.

Corporal Kimaryo Pinnock presents a gift International Women’s Day - Corporal Kimaryo Pinnock joins the basket to a student during an expo at Clan Carty High School. celebration.

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Strategic Priority #3:

Strengthen the Performance & Accountability Framework t

he suCCess OF any OutCOMe OF Cases at COurt OF eNQuIry organization is dependent on the performance of its members. We continuously strive to improve Cleared of organizational performance and Charges accountability to deliver 27% appropriate, efficient and effective File Closed public service, which is the es Criminal Charg e 58% n i hallmark of good governance. 7% ipl c s i With these clear ideals in mind, ld na 8% r e we have been working Int assiduously to expand and streamline many of our activities in relation to accountability and performance. Members’ activities were continuously scrutinized to ensure that they are upholding the highest moral standards and Chart 9: Outcome of cases referred for specific action discipline while providing under their supervision Audit and Inspection Unit assesses professional service to the public. accountable. systems, procedures and police facilities to ensure efficiency and all haNDs ON DeCk The Complaints Investigation Unit effectiveness. Throughout the Although the Inspectorate of of the IOC investigates reports of period, audits were centered Constabulary (IOC) and Human alleged police misconduct. For the around: lockup administration, Resource Management and period under review 472 cases criminal processes (especially Development Division (HRMD) private were referred for specific action. warrants), are the main sections that are engagement/work policy, the (See Chart 9) entrusted in this area, it is weapon management system, incumbent upon all The organization is geared general property and exhibits. formations/divisions to assist in towards a robust culture of this regard by holding members increasing compliance. Hence, the In its efforts to ensure JCF Annual Report 2016


accountability and transparency, the department placed special emphasis on the investigation of collisions involving service vehicles. In 2016, there were 228 collisions involving service vehicles; this was an approximate 15% increase over the previous year. Following investigations, a number of members were suspended from driving duties. The IOC continues to monitor and reinforce the need to adhere to guidelines concerning the use and maintenance of service vehicles. We continued to preserve the public’s confidence by maintaining the highest standards of impartiality and respect towards citizens. The organization values the input of members of the public and recognizes the need to create an enabling environment in order to facilitate citizens’ complaints. As such, the IOC contact information is public, and reports are encouraged through various channels.

Chart 10: Service vehicle collisions by month, 2016 & 2015

Over the years, we sought to adopt a strategic planning framework which communicates the organization’s goals and the actions needed to achieve them. The development and implementation of work plans across all formations of the

importance of the Performance Management and Appraisal System (PMAS) through our HRMD. The system allows for individual assessment of job performance based on previously agreed standards and targets. During the period under review, the requisite evaluations and performance appraisals were completed for approximately 70% of the workforce.

“...As we move forward with the process of managing our human capital and ensuring accountability at all levels, we continue to emphasize the importance of the Performance Management and Appraisal System (PMAS)”

The Court of Enquiry is another tool to ensure compliance and accountability. This Court is an internal tribunal which responds to any internal investigation as directed by the High Command to examine the administrative processes and determine policy violation and appropriate remedy. Forty-nine cases were reviewed for the period, resulting in 13 convictions.

Our organizational structure has been organization, creates the process modified in order to facilitate new of benchmarking that will allow us and emerging needs. Several new to determine how well we have divisions/branches have been performed to achieve our goals. added while some were removed These work plans were evaluated or reorganized and rebranded to and assessed on a periodic basis. build capacity to address contemporary policing needs. Additionally, as we move forward (See Pages 22-23) with the process of managing our human capital and ensuring accountability at all levels, we continue to emphasize the JCF Annual Report 2016




CCu Corporate Communications unit CFCD Communication Forensics & Cybercrimes unit CIb Criminal Investigations branch CIsOCa Centre for the Investigation of sexual Offences and Child abuse

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C-tOC Counter-terrorism & Organized Crime Investigation branch FIu Financial Investigations unit IOC Inspectorate of Constabulary MID Major Investigations Division MOCa Major Organized Crime &


anti-Corruption agency MPD Motorized Patrol Division NIb National Intelligence bureau NPCJ National Police College of Jamaica PeCC Police emergency Communication Centre PPMu Planning & Performance Management unit PrDb Planning research & Development branch

PsD sIMu tWQa unit vIu

Protective services Division statistics & Information Management unit technical Writing & Quality assurance visual Identification unit

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THE JCF HAS A QUEEN the JCF has a queen within its midst.

British Council China Inspiring Women Programme - where she networked with Corporal Shandy Scott is a proud double title female professionals to visits schools, holder in the United Nations Pageant, first shared stories, encouraged women and being crowned ‘Ms. Caribbean United Nations young girls to break career stereotype. 2016’ in February, then placing second in the ‘Ms.’ category of the United Nations World Volunteer English Teacher at the New crowning in July. A privately owned and World English Institute in Wugang City, operated event, the United Nations Pageant China - rural children were taught promotes, inspires and empowers English Language and the Jamaican contestants to develop and utilize their culture. strengths and inner qualities to positively impact the world. Participated and partenered with the Jamaican Embassy in Beijing, As a gender advocate, Corporal Scott admits China in an international cultural that she does not support typical pageants festival at Peking University where because it enforces stereotypical European Jamaican products and culture beauty standards. However, according to her, were introduced to Chinese and “the United Nations Pageant is not your other students. typical pageant.” Attended a Global Millennium PassION FOr vOluNteerIsM Summit in Dubai on Sustainable In highlighting her passion for volunteerism, Development as part of a the queen noted that the pageant brought delegation team of 250 youth together people from all over the world who leaders from across the world. were passionate about helping others and making a difference. Throughout her tenure, Member of the UNESCO Miss Scott embarked on the following: Jamaica Volunteer Ambassador Programme.

Corporal Shandy Scott

As a 2016 recipient of a scholarship from the People’s Republic of China, Corporal Scott commenced a Master’s Degree programme in Public Policy at the Peking University. She urged her fellow female police officers to “step outside the box and tap into their full and true potential because there are so many opportunities out there for all women.” JCF Annual Report 2016


Strategic Priority #4:

Enhance Respect for Human Rights and Human Dignity


ver the years, the concept of human rights and human dignity has heralded much attention globally and is contained in several international laws and conventions. As a signatory to the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Jamaica developed legislations that adhered to the principles embodied in this global framework. To this end, the state has a fundamental responsibility to protect and respect the rights of its citizens.

interactions, particularly pertaining to the issue of human rights and human dignity. During 2016, some of the major policies and standard operating procedures reviewed were: •

JCF Human Rights and Police Use of Force and Firearm Policy; and


Child Interaction Policy and Procedures.

bODy-WOrN CaMeras We continuously strive to improve our operation, With this in mind, the organization has crafted six performance, service delivery, public relations and strategic priorities, all of which incorporate human accountability frameworks. In order to further rights and human dignity. In addition, we have a improve our relationship with the public, we have multiplicity of policies to address police-citizen incorporated body-worn cameras as an additional JCF Annual Report 2016


accountability tool. At the official launch on August 25, 2016, Minister of National Security, the Honorable Robert Montague, remarked that the effort was a “significant investment in improving transparency” and that it provided “an impartial third witness, especially in cases where accusations of biases and wrongdoings on the part of the

A stock of JCF Body-worn cameras

police may be made.”

establishment of the JCF BodyWorn Camera Policy and Standard One hundred twenty body-worn Operating Procedures. The use of cameras were acquired and body-worn cameras is buttressed piloted in the following divisions: with the recent Evidence St. Andrew Central, St. Andrew (Amendment) Act. South, Kingston Eastern, Kingston Central, Motorized Patrol and At times the threat levels against Traffic Headquarters. It is police increased to extreme anticipated that results gleaned resulting in the High Command from the pilot will inform the issuing several bulletins. Criminals aligned to well-known gangs, using different media, issued death threats and offered large rewards for the lives of our members. Regardless of the threats, members were undaunted and relentless in their fight against crime. The organization is dedicated to improving the relationship between the police and citizens. Mistrust, verbal abuse and excessive use of force by the security forces are some of the factors that citizens highlighted as

Superintendent Cameron-Powell addresses residents at a community meeting in Clarendon.

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Less lethal training.

points of concern. The public in an incident in which a man outcry from civil society and NGOs dressed in ballistic vest, armed regarding use of force has not with a firearm, attacked and shot gone unnoticed as we are indeed a member of the public in view of the police at the Hunts Bay Police concerned about human dignity. Station in broad daylight. Throughout 2016, operations use OF FOrCe traINING were carefully planned, documented and executed The Department of Weapons and resulting in minimal loss of lives, Tactical Training conducted injuries and infringement of training in Human Rights and Use rights. In spite of our best effort, of Force with 6,067 personnel, up there were increased from the 5,591 that was done for confrontations with criminals. year 2015, an increase of 7.85%. Their blatant disregard for life and Additionally, 305 personnel were authority resulted in marginal trained in the use of less lethal increase of 10% (9 more) in police weapons. Ongoing publications in fatal shootings when compared to weekly Force Orders treating on the corresponding period in 2015. the JCF Human Rights & Police Use of Force & Firearm Policy The blantant disregard for life and was mandated to form part of station lectures. authority was aptly demonstrated weekly JCF Annual Report 2016


The operational plan was revised to incorporate human rights which now read IRIMACH (Information, Risk Assessment, Intention, Method, Administration, Communication and Human Rights). This plan, in keeping with the Jamaican constitution, stipulates that all operations of the organization must be properly planned wherein human rights are taken into consideration - “right to life” (Chapter 3, Section 14); protection from “arbitrary arrest or detention” (Chapter 3, Section 15); and protection from “inhuman treatment” (Chapter 3, Section 17).


Highlights - Sporting Events

Area Netball Competition 2016

returNING aFter a long absence, Area Netball competition sponsored by the National Security Employees Co-operative Credit Union was a resounding success. Area 7 walked away with the coveted title. JCF Annual Report 2016


Strategic Priority #5:

Enhance the Professionalism and Morale of Members The most valued resource of the JCF is its members. With this in mind, the vision is to motivate and inspire membership through the strengthening of professional skills, morale and knowledge to become a high quality, professional and service oriented organization that is valued and trusted by all. We understand that employees want recognition, acknowledgment of their work and purpose. Hence, the opportunities for further

education, training, development and recognition was seized. The National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ) provides a plethora of in-service training opportunities through its faculties and departments which are geared towards improving professionalism amongst members. Nine thousand and sixty-six members were trained during the period January to December 2016.

The NPCJ is charged with the responsibility to recruit Force Applicants including District Constables. A total of 643 force applicants underwent 20 weeks of training in the basic skills and competencies of policing. In addition, 124 District Constables were enlisted and trained in 2016. The Faculty of Leadership and Professional Development pursued its mandate with the delivery of a number of

Graduates of the inaugural Mandarin Course - Faculty of Leadership and Professional Development

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management and supervisory training courses. Two post-graduate certification in a variety of academic hundred and seventy two members were trained in disciplines. For the year 2016, a total of 80 leadership and professional development, 238 certifications were achieved by members (see Table members in supervisory management and 503 in table 4: Academic achievements published in 2016 and criminal investigations. For the first time, the JCF 2015 collaborated with the People’s Republic of China to Achievement 2016 2015 deliver a Chinese Language Course (Mandarin) to 65 4). members. The Faculty of Operations Management and Skills Training coordinated, developed and delivered Systematic Search Procedures and Driver Training Courses. For the year 2016, a total of 110 members were trained.

aWarDs aND COMMeNDatIONs For the period under review 100 members were presented with the prestigious badge for Long Service and Good Conduct, while 15 were awarded Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service at the 2016 National Honours and Awards Ceremony. A total of 519 members were commended for the recovery of fireams and ammunitions, efficient and dedicated service, capture of wanted men and/or recovery of stolen motor vehicles.

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The Medical Services Branch (MSB) was robust in its endeavour to promote wellness in the workplace as this is thought to play an important role in members’ morale, job contentment and productivity, and in their overall mental and physical well-being.

The year 2016 saw the decentralization of services through mobile clinics that have been established in Following continued performance and demonstrated Area 2 and Harman Barracks. The services offered by abilities 206 members of the JCF were promoted these mobile clinic included: during 2016. Walk-in Clients; Counselling; Members attained undergraduate, graduate and General Medical; Vaccinations; table 3: Promotions for 2016 and 2015 Health/Wellness Presentations; Psychological Assessment; Rank Promoted To 2016 2015 Physiotherapy; Deputy Commissioner 0 1 Early Intervention; and Assistant Commissioner 6 1 Telephone Helpline. Senior Superintendent



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Highlights - Sporting Events

Towards a More Child-Centered Approach


ur ChIlD rIGhts sustaINabIlIty Monitoring and Evaluation Teams for the INItIatIve (CrsI) which was developed sustainability of the programme; through partnership with the Caribbean Child Development Centre (CCDC) and technical and 4 The piloting of the Child Emergency Care Kit financial support from UNICEF, intensified in 2016. (CECK) with financial support from UNICEF and We build on lessons learned and previous CCDC. The CECK is a collection of age-appropriate achievements in order to provide our members with items of need for children who are in our the knowledge and tools to protect and promote the temporary care; and best interest of the child. Our major activities included: 5 Island-wide stakeholders’ consultation towards the re-establishment of the Multi-Agency 1 Updating the Child Rights and Education Response to Child Abuse (MARCA) with the aim Programme in the Faculty of Leadership and of improving the best interest of our children. Professional Development; Some of the major stakeholders consulted were the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual 2 Revising the Child Interaction Policy & Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), Child Procedures (CIPP) in order to address gaps and Development Agency (CDA), Office of the strengthen guidelines; Children Registry (OCR), Office of the Children Advocate (OCA), Ministry of Health, Victim Support Division and others. 3 Establishment of Training, Programming and

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Strategic Priority #6:

Modernization Through Technology l

aW eNFOrCeMeNt aGeNCIes world-wide have increased their use of modern technology in the management of crime. Similarly, we have followed suit through the acquisition of a multiplicity of applications to augment our operations. It has been well established that the issue of transnational organized crime has increased in scope and complexity. The year 2016 saw the explosive growth of hacking, identity theft, distribution of child pornography, lottery scamming

and other cyber-related criminal activities, which have collectively challenged our capacities. The cost of transnational organized crime has exceeded the aggregate cost of trafficking of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other traditional crimes. Proceeds from transnational organized crime are often used to finance gang activities and terrorism resulting in exponential increases in murder and other violent criminal activities.

Throughout the period, 369 persons were charged for lottery scamming related activities. There were 46 convictions and the other cases are still before the courts. We have increased our use of closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) and Electronic Facial Identification Technique (EFIT) in order to strengthen our capabilities. We have introduced PROMAT - a state-of-the-art identification system which incorporates live video profile matching from a large and diverse database. PROMAT has JCF Annual Report 2016


Supporting the MNS bid to increase knowledge and use of the Stay Alert App.

enhanced efficiency in our ID parade system. With the PROMAT software, the Video Identification Unit (VIU) received/conducted: • 1,242 video identification parade applications of which, 1,054 were conducted. A total of 188 parade applications were not processed due to witnesses failing to attend parades. • 283 EFIT applications of which 190 were processed. The other 93 applications were not processed based on the inability of witnesses/victims to give full descriptions of the suspects during interviews. • 25 seminars with our internal and external customers to assist with the creation of Identification JCF Annual Report 2016


Parades and EFIT sketches. • sketches of suspects and posted in public places which led to the apprehension. Body-worn camera is one of the newly adopted technological tools that we have incorporated in our crime preventative capacities. We partnered with Safety Innovations Company and acquired 120 bodyworn cameras. Our Information, Communication and Technology Division (ICTD) was tasked with the responsibility of administration and management of the equipment. The ICTD and Safety Innovations managed the training curriculum; approximately 100 persons were trained in this area with four locations as the target. We




Sardonyx CIMS in conducting investigations; its expansion during the year saw greater usage of this application. Notably, for the year 2016 a total of 112 members were trained in its use. The MORPHO Fingerprint System Solutions which analyze biometric evidence and data that assist police forces from the crime scene to the courthouse was installed at the Norman Manley and Sangster International Airports. This new software enhanced our intelligence architecture which saw the improvement of investigations of all crimes.

The Stay Alert App is an islandwide internet voice and data solution which significantly strengthens our crime prevention strategies. Certainly, this initiative the seeks to eliminate the ‘informer fi

dead culture’; as this system provides a safe and anonymous portal to report a crime without being directly involved. In 2016, Police Emergency Control Centre (PECC) received 16,252 alerts when compared to 829 in 2015. This showed that the Stay Alert App has the ability to be a gamechanging idea in the restoration of public safety and security. The ICTD developed a number of databases which significantly enhanced our service delivery which included:

•Document Management system – a computerization of criminal records which allows for speedy and accurate retrieval of information.

•health Management Information system (HMIS) - a computerized sytem which facilitates the analysis of large medical data to discover pattern and trends for timely intervention. The HMIS was developed in-house and was used by our Medical Services Branch.

During 2016, technology aided in the clear-up of a number of cases. Most notable was the case of the American Christian missionaries, 53-year-old Harold Nichols and 48-year-old Randy Hentzel of St. Mary. Our Communication Forensics and Cybercrime Division (CFCD) provided communication and data analysis •Mobile Device Management in the investigation which led to system – a software developed the arrest and charge of two internally to track the usage of our suspects. devices. The ICTD remains committed in and •traffic ticketing Management providing IT solutions maintenance as the need arises. system software (ttMs) - is the new traffic ticketing data entry We are cognizant that with the module within the Traffic Division. adoption and use of critical This provided a platform for technology, our effieciency will be interconnectivity between and enhanced. amongst government agencies.

A view of the CCTV monitoring room in Ocho Rios, St. Ann

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Remembering Those Who Passed Insp Fitzroy Rhoden

St. Ann

Insp Mark A. Gibbs


Sgt. Carlton O. Morrison

Detention & Courts

Insp George G. Hall

Insp Roland D. Robinson Sgt Dillon D. Davis

Sgt Louis A. Blackwood Sgt Andrea M. Wesley Sgt Dahlia C. Kelly

Cpl Caleb A. Smith

Cpl Tatlyn V. Lynch

Cpl Judith A. Williams

Cpl Carl A. McFarlane

Detention & Courts Kingston Western Kingston Central Portland


Clarendon Clarendon


Commissioner’s Office

St. Andrew South

Cpl Kamoi D. Miller

Kingston Eastern

Cons Gary E. Newman

Motorized Patrol

Cons Howard G. Chambers

Detention & Courts

Cons L. Evans

Cons Dermoy D. Witter Cons Mark A. Rose

Cons Andre O. Alder

Dist Cons Leroy Goulbourne Dist Cons Joy M. Gayle

Dist Cons Karen A. Brown Dist Cons Neville Bernard

Spl Dist Cons Kenyouth Smith

St. Catherine South Westmoreland

Mobile Reserve

NIB (Hanover DIU) St. Mary


St. Catherine South Clarendon

St. Andrew Central


Law Enforcement Torch Run

the laW eNFOrCeMeNt Torch Run 2016 was held on May 14 at the Police Officer’s Club in St. Andrew. The annual event, which raises funds for Special Olympians, drew participants from all law enforcement agencies, including Jamaica Customs, Jamaica Defence Force & the Jamaica Fire Brigade. Recording artiste Tony Rebel also supported the initiative. JCF Annual Report 2016


Retirements Name and Rank

Division Last Served

DCP Delworth Heath


SSP Barrington Simpson

Security and Intelligence Branch

DCP James Golding SSP Cornwall Ford

SSP Bertland Oconnor SP Alden Davis

SP Warren Turner

SP Diane Stuart-Hoilette SP Ryland Salmon

SP Lynford Rhooms SP Fred Hibbert

SP Melbourne Morgan DSP Patrick Murdock

DSP Robbin Wedderburn DSP Girvis Wilson DSP Errol Ranger DSP Michael Ellis

DSP Arnold Gauntlett

DSP Winston Henderson ASP Howard Webster ASP Ena Wellington

Insp Zeta Cox-Campbell Insp Melvin Dennis

Insp Hugh Lawrence

Insp Randolph Haughton Insp Clevert Foster Insp Calvin Brown

Insp Yvonne Roofe-Edwards Insp Cecil Gordon

Insp Kenneth Oates

Insp Claudette Wellington Insp Sharon Scott

Insp Phillip McIntosh

Insp Arthens Sutherland Insp Mark Williams Insp Eyton Kerr

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Security Services Portfolio Area 4

Legal Affairs

Crime Portfolio Area 3

Border & Vital Infrastructure Area 4 Area 4 IOC

Area 5

Operations Area 4 Area 5 Area 4 Area 4

Mobile Reserve Crime Portfolio

Detention & Courts Area 1

Administration Portfolio Area 1 Area 5 Area 1 Area 1

Crime Portfolio Operations Area 2 Area 1 Area 4

Operations Area 4 Area 2 Area 5



Name and Rank

Division Last Served

Insp Denval Foster


Insp George Williams

Detention & Courts

Insp Zelpha Mcintosh Insp Leroy James Insp Carlos Bell

Insp Elvis Malcolm

Insp Donavan Larmond Insp Collin James

Insp Patrick Crosdale Insp Uton Gordon Insp Eric Jones

Sgt Thomas Hamilton Sgt Harris Wilkie Sgt Ervin Barrett

Sgt Simeon Gillard Sgt Leroy Dennis Sgt Heron Smith

Sgt Java Thomas

Sgt Spencer Robinson Sgt Norman Smith Sgt Garnett Hyde

Sgt Lorraine Granston Sgt Dalford Tabannor Sgt David Wright Sgt Curtis Reid

Sgt Patrick Walters Sgt Celest Small

Sgt Evelyn Mitchell

Sgt Barbara Anderson Sgt Rupert Brown

Sgt Lenworth Mellis

Sgt Sydney McDonald Sgt Howard Gordon

Sgt Millard Cummings Sgt Herma Pusey

Sgt Horace Sinclair


Security and Intelligence Branch Area 4 Area 1 Area 3 Area 2

Mobile Reserve Area 1 Area 5 Area 2 Area 5 Area 3

Security & Intelligence Branch Security & Intelligence Branch Area 3 Area 1 Area 2

Crime Portfolio Area 3


Security & Intelligence Branch Security & Intelligence Branch Administration Portfolio

Security & Intelligence Branch Area 2 Area 5 Area 1 Area 1 Area 4 Area 2

Administration Portfolio Area 5 IOC

Area 4

Retirements Name and Rank

Division Last Served

Sgt Pauline Moxam

Area 5

Sgt Kenroy Ogle

Area 2

Sgt Orville Gordon

Area 2

Sgt St Marcus Garvey Edwards Detention & Courts Sgt Errol Gould

Sgt Recardo Lennox

Sgt Vincent McFarlene Sgt Loren Campbell Sgt Junior Smith

Sgt Chival Witter

Sgt Clyde Nicholson Sgt Joseph Spence

Sgt Ashton Vaccianna Sgt Richard Johnson Sgt Glennis Jones Sgt Devon Daley

Sgt Marlene Sealy

Sgt Brian Donaldson Sgt Collin Hall

Sgt Oswald Hoilett Sgt Iona Kelly

Sgt Althea Dyer

Sgt Howard Tavares

Sgt Joscelyn Hamilton Sgt Trevor Williams

Sgt Richard Francis

Sgt Laverne Goulbourne Sgt Douglas Stewart

Sgt Pauline Elaine Brown Cpl Joy Richards Cpl Gareth Rose

Cpl Sonia Steadman

Cpl Clifford Gabbidon

Cpl Michael Pettigrew Cpl Roosevelt Lewis Cpl Enid Williams


Mobile Reserve Area 4 Area 4 Area 2 Area 3 Area 2 Area 1 Area 1 Area 4 Area 4 Area 4 Area 5 Area 3 Area 5 Area 3 Area 1 Area 2 Area 3


Crime Portfolio Area 4 Area 5 Area 4

Detention & Courts Area 5 Area 4

Crime Portfolio Area 1 Area 2 Area 1

Security & Intelligence Branch

Name and Rank

Division Last Served

Cpl Carlton Osbourne

Area 5

Cpl Easton Myers

Area 1

Cpl Clifford Thomas Cpl Junior Fagan

Cpl Andrew Duhaney Cpl Errol Mckenzie Cpl Everton Brown Cpl Jeffeth Bailey

Cpl Derrick Taylor

Cpl Yvonne Wilson

Cpl Corneil Thomas Cons Ruel Elliott

Cons Delano Martin Cons Fritzroy Glaze

Cons Amilius Brown Cons Kevin Biggs

Cons Omar Williams

Cons Richard Mitchell Cons Prince Cox

Cons Earl Palmer

Cons Donovan Grant DC Patrick Robinson DC Aubrey Buckley

DC Horace Spence DC Realton Henry

DC Headley Francis

DC George Jackson

DC Herman Douglas DC Winston Jones DC Milton Reid

DC Orelue Foster

DC Lawrence Boothe DC Doreen Fearon DC Valrica Wishart

DC Allejan Williams

DC Valentine Hughes

DC Jacquilin Williams DC Hal Freckleton

DC Dillion Robinson DC Lilian Gordon DC Carol Stone

DC Horace Bennett

Services Area 5 Area 1 Area 4 Area 4 Area 2

Security & Intelligence Branch Area 3 Area 3 Area 1 Area 5 Area 1

Security & Intelligence Branch Area 3 Area 4


Crime Portfolio Area 4

Early Retirement Area 5 Area 2 Area 1 Area 2 Area 4 Area 4 Area 3 Area 2

Operations Area 3 Area 4 Area 1 Area 4 Area 5 Area 1 Area 4 Area 4 Area 4 Area 4 Area 4 Area 4

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JCF Annual Report 2016  

See highlights of the JCF's operations in 2016.

JCF Annual Report 2016  

See highlights of the JCF's operations in 2016.