Friday 23 October, 2020

Green Acres gets police post following upsurge in crime

Following an upsurge in crime in the area and increasing complaints from residents, the Government has kept its promise to install a police post in Green Acres, St Catherine.

Member of Parliament for St Catherine West Central, which includes Green Acres,  Christopher Tufton had promised that a police post would have been constructed in the community from as far back as March 2017.

That promise was fulfilled on Thursday, when the police post along with a brand new patrol vehicle was handed over at the official opening of the facility by National Security Minister, Robert Montague.

Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Area Five, Derrick Knight, accepted the  retrofitted 50-foot container that came with $7 million price tag, as well as the new service vehicle, on behalf of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The post will be manned by at least two cops on a 24-hour basis.

Tufton said the police post was a temporary response to the growing crime problem that residents had been complaining about. He said a more permanent solution in the form of a 20-man police station is on the cards.

The member of parliament said the drawings for the police station are already with the St Catherine Municipal Corporation awaiting approval.


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