The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reaffirming its commitment to reducing incidents of domestic violence, through educating citizens, and investigating all reported cases of domestic violence.
With the recent expansion of its domestic violence intervention centers to St. Thomas, and six others slated to open in July of this year, the process is well it’s the way.
The JCF is also encouraging persons to report all suspected cases of domestic violence, even if they’re not the victim.
The JCF says it recognises that during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, persons in abusive situations may be at increased risk of abuse.
Senior Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Force’s Corporate Communications Unit said over 300 supervisors and managers have had training since 2020, with 168 in the last 3 months.