The Jamaica Constabulary Force is encouraging persons to inform loved ones or friends of their intention to leave home, and of their whereabouts once they have arrived at the intended destination.
According to a statement from the police this afternoon, this is an important personal safety plan that will not only reduce the anxiety and panic felt by loved ones who are unable to confirm your wellness, but also allows for the Constabulary to devote greater resources to persons whose lives may in fact be in danger.
The Constabulary say they continue to deploy a significant amount of resources in multiple missing persons cases; investigations into these have revealed that a number of these persons were in fact not missing, but had willingly left their places of residence without the knowledge of family members or friends.
The appeal from the police comes after it was revealed that Jenetta Lewis, who was previously reported missing, was found to be staying with a friend and was not in any danger.
Her family, including her husband and daughter, were frantic in their search for her.
A video of her discovery has been posted online and received heavy criticism from social media users, who argued that her actions affects persons who are legitimately missing and in danger.