JCF HIGH COMMAND CLARIFIES REPORT IN THE MEDIA ON OFFICER ACCOMMODATION

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The High Command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF has issued a statement following reports in the media that the JCF has ordered its members to evacuate a dormitory facility with no alternative arrangements for their accommodation being made.

The High Command, via a release said it finds the report most unfortunate, given that the majority of the claims therein are untrue and/or misleading.

According to the High Command, the Team Works facility has been utilized by the JCF since the launch of the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in 2018.

Through this location, the JCF has provided accommodation – initially – to over100 members each month. Since the ending of the State of Emergency in St James in 2020, that number was reduced to approximately 80 persons.

Given that these members were part of a special deployment in the division, special accommodation was provided by JCF at considerable cost. However, this arrangement was never meant to be permanent and this was always made clear to the members who were accommodated there.