YESTERDAY I SUBMITTED A 10 POINT PLAN AND TO HELP FIGHT CRIME IN ST JAMES AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
HERE IS MY PLAN.
Desperate times require strong measures. In order to impress the citizens of St, James the Police Commissioner must buck some trends and go big.
Going big means transferring every single cop stationed in the Parish to other Parishes.
Do not send DCP Blake to the Parish he has no practical policing experience and may very well have been promoted above his capabilities. Since those wrongs are not going to be righted today there is no reason to further exacerbate the situation by parachuting a technocrat who has no idea what he is doing.
Sending Blake to St. James guarantees one outcome, disgruntled demoralized cops who drop their hands further.
This Police Department of 2017 must begin once again to value the difference a robust Criminal Investigations Branch brings to any police department.
This has nothing to do with the creation of multiple supposed Investigative arms which are based in Kingston and cannot investigate itself out of a brown paper bag.
Fresh police officers in the Parish and a push toward community-based policing is critical while getting capable undercover cops embedded into the communities is critical to any success the Police Department is going have going forward.
The Police must get back to gathering intelligence if it is to have any hope of reversing this crime wave.
Commissioner Quallo, it is critical that the officers operating in the communities have a senior sub-officer at all times.
Having seasoned sub-officers on the ground reduces the likelihood of citizens abusing younger officers and it reduces the likelihood of officers abusing citizens.
It also reduces the potential for corruption.
There are serious well-connected players operating in the Police Area 1.
Out of those connections emanate the lotto-scam, guns for drugs, the cocaine trade and other transnational crimes which are having devastating consequences on the security of Jamaicans.
It is imperative that the links between those well-connected figures and police officers are disconnected.
Commissioner Quallo, you must demand that the Prime Minister and his lackeys as well as the PNP and its lackeys step aside and allow the Police to do its work unobstructed.
Failing which Commissioner, you must Investigate the Politicians who as much as lift a finger to obstruct, hinder, or otherwise ingratiate themselves into the operational procedures of the police department regardless of where they operate from, be it Jamaica House or Flankers.
If the Prime Minister and his lackeys or the PNP and it’s lackeys refuse to stand aside while the police department does what it is mandated to do by virtue of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Act, tender your resignation and reveal through the media what they did to hamper your work.
Do not allow anyone to use you as a scapegoat while they are absolved of responsibility for whats happening.
Initiate a push aimed at breaking up the Gangs operating in those spaces, it is important that you create an anti-gang task force solely for the western Parishes. This task-force must be relentless, not just operating during the daylight hours, but must be so relentless and lethal that no one wants to be associated with a gang.
Yes, I said lethal, I specifically used that term to annoy the bleeding heart frauds who pontificate about human rights as if the rights of killers supersede those of their victims.
Commissioner Quallo, one of the best qualities of a good leader is that leader’s ability to inspire, to motivate. The ability to make something out of nothing, to get subordinates to go the extra mile.
Not because of the goodness of the Organization or even the nobility of the cause but because they want to work for that leader.
Your Agency is doing a tremendous disservice to the young men and women who join, remember that the agency is having a difficult time attracting suitable candidates to fill existing spots.
Additionally, over 500 officers are leaving each year, trying to imprison them in order to keep them in is a waste of time, it is unconstitutional.
The attitude of your senior staff to the men and women under their command is a huge part of the reason police officers are fleeing the department.
Being a leader does not make one a Lord, get that message to your commanders and maybe, just maybe some of your problems will be averted.
A DAY LATER THE POLICE SUBMITTED A PLAN.
HERE IS THE POLICE 8 POINT PLAN.
Improving intelligence capacity
Enhancing investigative capabilities
Greater use of technology to assist with investigations
Reviewing and redefining the divisional command and staff structure
Increasing collaboration with local, regional and international law enforcement authorities, especially transnational and financial crimes
Strengthening partnerships with various public and private sector stakeholders
Boosting the morale of staff through increased training and development for persons within St James division.
Enhancing community collaboration with community stakeholders and groups