Police crackdown

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Police personnel will not be able to pursue jobs outside the Jamaica Constabulary Force, effective November 1, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mark Shields said.

This is a strategy being undertaken by the commissioner of police, Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, to help fight corruption.

The announcement was made after journalists raised the issue of police personnel owning illegal taxis.

However, he did not confirm whether this would affect policemen who currently own or operate businesses.

Shields said last week that unlicensed cabbies were responsible for some of the major crimes against women, including murder.

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