Thursday 26 November, 2020

Video: Police making inroads into dismantling gangs

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Senator Matthew Samuda and Police Commissioner Antony Anderson recently toured the area four police division.

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Senator Matthew Samuda and Police Commissioner Antony Anderson recently toured the area four police division.

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang says the government will have to divert more young people to gainful employment to make inroads into dismantling criminal gangs.

He says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has made progress in the fight against gangs, with several members arrested and prosecuted.

However, based on the intergenerational nature of gangs, once members are removed, second and third-generation members step up to take their places, according to Chang.

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He says initiatives such as the Government's Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme will help with the fight against crime.

The National Security Minister was speaking while on a tour of police stations in the police Area 4 division following a recent uptick in gang-related violence.

Minister without Portfolio  in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Matthew Samuda and Police Commissioner Antony Anderson were also on the tour, which took place Saturday, June 6.

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