Here is a recap of last week activities as we focused on strengthening partnerships, support causes both locally and internationally as well as continue our efforts to keep you safe.
#DidYouKnow The first beach safety and security watch was launched in 2016 at the Greenwich Farm Fishing Village in Kingston . It is a part of the Neighbourhood Watch initiative and is driven by our Community Safety and Security Branch. The programme involves the local Police, fisherfolk and other agencies, working together for safety, prevention of crime and the preservation of our environment. Join in the cleanup of our coast for International Coastal Cleanup Day.
#Happening Now: The official unveiling of five posters designed by the Office of the Children's Advocate with support from @unicefjamaica is taking place at the Grand Palladium Resort in Hanover at a sensitization seminar for gazetted officers of the JCF and Justices of the Peace from across the island.
According to Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison, the posters were designed to be visual prompts for the Child Justice Guidelines. The guidelines give the Police and other stakeholders in the criminal justice system a practical approach to dealing with children as witness, victims and perpetrators of crime. It addresses issues such as bail for children and using detention only as a last resort. The posters will be distributed to police stations across the country.
Today is International Coastal Cleanup Day and volunteers around the world are combing beaches, rivers and lakes for garbage that poses a danger to our ecosystem. The Jamaica Constabulary Force is always proud to support this initiative each year. Today our members will be at the Beaumont Beach in St. Catherine with students from the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) and the Greenwich Farm Fishing Village in Kingston.
#Highlights Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were in attendance at the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Honourable Dr. Kenneth Lee O'neil Baugh, OJ, at the University Chapel in St. Andrew on Thursday, September 19.