This information was disseminated by Assistant Commissioner of Police of the said entity, Justin Felice, who is also in charge of the Anti-Corruption Branch.
ACP Felice, according to an article carried by the CMC and the Jamaica Observer, said the arrests and dismissals were a major plank of the three-year anti-corruption strategy of the police force.
“One of those strategies is a cleansing programme to rid the organisation of officers who act unethically, corruptly, or who are not displaying the professionalism required of the JCF…To date, from January, 184 police officers have been removed from the organisation, majority of whom have been refused re-enlistment,” Felice is quoted as saying, adding that 28 officers were retired in the public interest.
According to Felice, while there could have been more arrests the results show that the war against corruption is on in earnest.
“…I’m encouraged by what I see. I can see that the managers are endorsing the fight against corruption in the organisation and the unethical behaviour which has tainted the force for some years.
“But we can’t turn around the lack of investment and a lack of training and education over the last 30, 40 years, straight away, so it’s going to take a long time but I’m encouraged and I know the Police Commissioner is encouraged by the progress we’ve made so far,” Felice said.
Content from this article was contributed by the Jamaica Observer