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                                                                                       “We Serve”

                              Jamaica Constabulary Force                                   “We Protect”

                                      Orders                                                  “We Reassure”


KINGSTON, 10TH DECEMBER, 2009                                                           SERIAL NO. 3262

                            PART I - ADMINISTRATION AND NOTIFICATIONS

Sub. No. 1   CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

             Christmas is, for most Jamaicans, a time to take a break from work, a time to socialize with
             family and friends, exchange gifts and enjoy good cuisine. In celebrating this holiest of
             Christian holidays which focuses on the birth of Jesus Christ as representing renewed hope for
             mankind, we should not lose sight of the fact that there are those in the society and amongst
             our membership who are experiencing difficult times. It is imperative that we help those less
             fortunate than ourselves and especially so the families of members who have paid the ultimate
             sacrifice so that we can enjoy the blessings of Christmas.

             It is vitally important that we as a police organization should participate and cooperate with
             citizens for the sake of the wellbeing of communities and ultimately the country. Winning the
             trust and confidence of the people will help us in better securing the nation.

             There is certainly much more to be done and many challenges to be overcome. This is why the
             drive to transform the Jamaica Constabulary Force into a more professional organization will
             continue and continue apace.

             I am publicly urging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Island Special
             Constabulary Force and the Rural Police to designate the New Year – 2010 – as the year of
             change. Year 2010 must be the year when we increase our efficiencies by providing an
             improved quality of service to citizens of Jamaica and also the year when we break the back of
             corruption in the organization. It is my hope that all policemen and women will rally to my
             call. I also urge citizens to help by providing relevant information to the police on criminal
             activities.

             We need to realize that peaceful and steady progress in our society is constantly being
             threatened by the actions of a minority who pursue a criminal course. Despite these challenges
             there is every reason to be hopeful about the future. I certainly recognize that much has been
             achieved and we have so much to build on.

             Throughout this year, we seem to have had nothing but bad news with a constant stream of
             reports of a number of police personnel engaging in corruption and other unprofessional
             conduct. Yet there is a lot of good news and some wonderful things are going on inspite of the
             frightening headlines. I speak of the bravery of our officers in testing circumstances and I
             speak of the majority in our ranks who, constantly work and conduct themselves in a
             professional manner.

             Christmas is a time of good news. I believe it is a time to look at the good things in life and to
             remember that there are many persons trying to make Jamaica a better place, even though their
             efforts may go unrecognized.

             There is a lesson in this for us all and we should never forget our obligation to make our own
             individual contributions, however small, towards the sum of human goodness.

             Let us give thanks for our many blessings. I wish you all a very happy Christmas and all that is
             good and productive in 2010.




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                                         FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)
KINGSTON, 10TH DECEMBER, 2009                                                           SERIAL NO. 3262

Sub. No. 2   HOURS OF WORK – DISTRICT CONSTABLES

             The following directive from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security is hereby
             promulgated for information and strict compliance:-

             Subsequent to a review of documents submitted to this Office related to the hours of work for
             District Constables, it is noted that they are scheduled to work six (6) days per week for a total
             of forty eight (48) hours as normal duty.

             This serves to advise that with immediate effect, arrangements should be put in place to
             regularize their hours of work to forty (40) hours per week as rostered, in line with
             arrangements within the Public Service and in accordance with International Labour
             Standards.

             Major Richard Reese
             Permanent Secretary
             Ministry of National Security

             These instructions supercede those contained in Force Orders No. 3202 Part I Sub. No. 2 dated
             2008-10-16 treating on Review of Payment Procedures – District Constables as it relates to the
             hours of duties performed per week within a seven (7) day cycle.

Sub. No. 3   PROHIBITED EMPLOYMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE JAMAICA CONSTABULARY
             FORCE ENGAGED IN PRIVATE SERVICE

             It has been noted from a number of recent incidents, which have attracted national attention,
             that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and its auxiliaries are engaging in extra work
             arrangements such as body guards, driving of public passenger vehicles and also as
             promoters/stakeholders/participants in dances and stage shows where breaches of the law are
             being committed.

             These activities are not consistent with the policy guidelines for the programme promulgated
             vide Force Orders No. 3201 Sub. No. 1 dated 2009-10-09.

             The following extract from the abovenamed policy is therefore republished as a reminder for
             members and for officers to ensure compliance:-

             3      Policy Framework

             3.1    Approval for JCF members to engage in private service is only authorizing police
                    officers to perform regular policing functions and duties as specified under section 13 of
                    the Jamaica Constabulary Force Act under a controlled programme.
             3.2    There shall be a contractual arrangement with the government of Jamaica and not with
                    members of the JCF. Members will perform these duties as servants of the crown
                    according to the laws and regulation set out for operation of the force.
             3.3    Members will be subjected to the usual rules and regulations and entitled to the
                    unusual protection of government as it relates to injury on the job. The funds earned
                    from private service will be disbursed to the relevant police officers on a timely basis
                    and will not form part of their pensionable emoluments.

             4      Prohibited Employment

             4.1    As a general rule the duties which members will undertake under the private service
                    programme and their conduct at these venues must be dignified and not discredit the
                    police profession.

             4.2    There should be no conflict of interest and certain forms of assignment will be
                    prohibited. These include:
                     (a) Employment as taxi-cab/bus drivers.
                     (b) Employment as process servers
                     (c) Employment as private body guards
                     (d) Employment as private investigators
                     (e) Employment as bill collectors
                     (f) Employment as private security guards
                     (g) Any other prescribed by the Commissioner of Police
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                                            FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)
KINGSTON, 10TH DECEMBER, 2009                                                           SERIAL NO. 3262

             PROHIBITED EMPLOYMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE JAMAICA CONSTABULARY
             FORCE ENGAGED IN PRIVATE SERVICE (CONT’D)

             5       Requests for Private Service

             5.1     All requests for private service of members are to be forwarded to the Office of the
                     Commissioner of Police on the prescribed form and within the prescribed period of
                     notice. The Commissioner reserves the right to refuse an application or to supply only
                     the number of police he may decide. Police officers will not normally be allowed to fill
                     a role which could be performed adequately by security companies.

             6       Eligibility Criteria

             6.1     Officers for private service are to be supplied from those off-duty, those on leave and
                     will not include those who are sick, or on compassionate leave, interdiction or
                     suspension.

             6.2     Officers wishing to participate in the programme shall apply to his/her Divisional
                     Officer

             6.3     Officers involved in the programme must receive a minimum of four (4) hours rest
                     before resuming regular duties.

             6.4     A minimum of two (2) police shall be assigned to any such duties and all officers must
                     be given equal opportunity for performing private service.


             NB. 11.3       Any police private duty conducted outside of the official programme will be a
             breach of the JCF’s Anti-Corruption Policy.

Sub. No. 4   SCHEDULING OF POST MORTEMS – SPANISH TOWN HOSPITAL MORGUE AND
             SPANISH TOWN FUNERAL HOME

             Dr. S.N. Prasad Kadiyala, Acting Director of the Legal Medicine Unit, Ministry of National
             Security has reported that the unit is experiencing severe challenges in the scheduling of dates
             for the post mortem examination of the deceased in both natural and un-natural circumstances
             which impacts negatively on the waiting period.

             Issues of concern to the Legal Medicine Unit include:-

             (i)     The failure of the police and relatives of the deceased to attend the post mortem
                     examination although the dates are scheduled well in advance. Consequently the dead
                     bodies have to be taken back to the respective Funeral Homes for storage;

             (ii)    The bodies are sent initially to the Funeral Homes for storage and post mortem
                     examinations as relatives are not able to produce proper medical certification of the
                     cause of death. The police then telephone the Legal Medicine Unit for the scheduling of
                     the post mortem dates and the dates are fixed for post mortem examinations. However,
                     at a later date when the relatives submit the relevant medical certificate reflecting the
                     cause of death, the body is released by the Funeral Homes on the instruction of the
                     police and a burial order is issued. Thereafter, neither the police nor the Funeral Homes
                     inform the Unit about this development hence, the names remain on the Unit’s list for
                     post mortem. Consequently, the pathologist only becomes aware that the names have
                     been dropped from the list at the time of the post mortem examination, hence, many
                     slots for post mortem examinations are wasted, and as all are aware, there is already a
                     long waiting list for post mortem dates.

             (iii)   In other instances, after the investigating officers gets the scheduled date for a post
                     mortem examination from the Unit, he or she may have the post mortem done by some
                     other doctor outside the department and fails to inform the Legal Medicine Unit. As a
                     result, the cycle continues causing extreme inconvenience and dislocation, not to
                     mention a waste of time and these factors combine to further create a backlog of cases.
                     This practice continues despite instructions from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
                     National Security that same should cease.

             / Members are ……………………………
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                                          FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)
KINGSTON, 10TH DECEMBER, 2009                                                             SERIAL NO. 3262

             SCHEDULING OF POST MORTEMS – SPANISH TOWN HOSPITAL MORGUE AND
             SPANISH TOWN FUNERAL HOME

                    Members are therefore to note the following:-

                    (A)     Tuesdays –

                    The Legal Medicine Unit undertakes post mortem examinations at the Spanish Town
                    Hospital Morgue in two (2) sessions:-

                            (i)      10:00a.m. - conducted by a pathologist of the Legal Medicine Unit
                            (ii)      2:00p.m. - conducted by the D.M.O. (Dr. P. Henry)

                    (B)     Thursdays -

                            (i)      Post Mortems are done at the Spanish Town Hospital Morgue for cases
                                     from the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Thomas.

                            (ii)     Post Mortems are done at the Spanish Town Funeral Home for cases
                                     from the parish of St. Catherine.

             NB. Presently additional working days are scheduled for both locations to reduce the waiting
             period.

             It is to be further noted that the secretaries at the Legal medicine Unit schedule the dates for
             post mortems in medico – legal cases at the request of the police investigators. Police
             investigators are therefore required to inform the relatives of the deceased to attend on the day
             of the post mortem in order to identify the dead bodies and to ensure that the post mortem is
             done on the right body.

             The Acting Director of the Legal Medicine Unit has cited a number of instances where the
             failure of police personnel to follow the proper procedure resulted in scheduled post mortems
             not being undertaken which is unacceptable.

             Commanding Officers are therefore to appreciate the concerns and challenges being
             experienced by the Legal Medicine Unit and institute measures such as the deputing of a
             member of the management team to monitor such matters and thereby eliminating the
             inefficiencies in these processes. There are budgetary implications, and members found in
             breach expose themselves to the possibility of a surcharge.

             This matter should form the basis of lectures for the next four (4) weeks.

Sub. No. 5   REMINDERS TO POLICE PERSONNEL RESPONDING TO EMERGENCY CALLS

             Police Control Dispatchers sending police personnel to respond to calls for service are
             responsible to provide the appropriate information, reminders, warnings and safety advisories
             that will increase the likelihood of a safe encounter for the officers and the public. The
             following points/issues are relevant:

             Risk Assessment

             a.     Take into account all available information about present or impending situations;
             b.     Decide what is required to adequately deal with the situation – personnel, equipment,
                    level of force etc.
             c.     Determine your ability to effectively handle the situation;
             d.     Consider the possible outcomes of your action;
             e.     Communicate your assessment with Police Control, and other officers involved.

             Police Officer Safety

             a.     The police officer must at all times ensure his own safety and has a right to defend
                    himself through the use of legitimate means;
             b.     Officers should avoid taking unnecessary risks as this could also endanger other officers
                    or members of the public.
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                                         FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)
KINGSTON, 10TH DECEMBER, 2009                                                            SERIAL NO. 3262

             REMINDERS TO POLICE PERSONNEL RESPONDING TO EMERGENCY CALLS
             (CONT’D)

             Human Rights and Use of Force Policy and Procedures

             a.     Officers should use no more force than is necessary to effectively control a person or
                    situation.
             b.     Force applied should be legitimate, proportionate and justifiable;
             c.     The police in using force should minimize any interference with human rights.


             Public Safety and Police Safe Encounter Practices

             a.     When in uniform, police officers are required to be attired in accordance with the
                    regulations of the Force to prevent any uncertainty about their true identity or intent;
             b.     In addition they are required at all times to be in possession of their identification cards
                    to identify themselves, and are obliged to produce same on request and when accosting
                    members of the public;
             c.     Practice contact and cover officer routine when accosting suspects and in vehicle
                    stops/spot checks.

             Preparedness/precautionary measures

             a.     Ensure all personnel are in possession of and wearing safety gears (helmets, vests etc);

             b.     Maintain open communication with Police Control and all other responding
                    personnel/units;

             c.     Request back-up for situations that are high risk or where risk is unknown;

             d.     Overwhelm conflict situations with personnel/units to serve as a deterrent to
                    suspects/offenders to attack personnel or retaliate.

             While expediting to or from scenes of emergency, officers should be reminded to:

             a.     Drive carefully;
             b.     Observe the rules of the road;
             c.     Exercise caution when proceeding through intersections (controlled or uncontrolled);
             d.     Ensure other users are aware of your presence before proceeding;
             e.     Be mindful of the safety of other users of the road.

             While officers are engaged in operations (planned or unplanned):

             a.     Alert responding officers to the location/position and direction of movement of other
                    officers who are already on the ground or coming in to assist;
             b.     Inform responding officers of all available information about the emergency/call for
                    service;
                    i.      Address(s)/location(s) of incident, victim(s), suspect(s);
                    ii.     Name, description, mode of dress of suspect(s)/victim(s);
                    iii.    Whether or not suspect(s) are suspected to be armed and type of arms;
                    iv.     Number of suspects, mode of travel (give as accurate as possible description of
                            vehicles), direction of movement;
                    v.      Profile and history of suspects if known – previous convictions, previous arrests,
                            outstanding warrants etc.

Sub. No. 6   CRIME PREVENTION SURVEYS, ADVICE AND MATERIALS

             As we progress the implementation of the strategic review in the Jamaica Constabulary Force,
             we are not only working towards a change in police-community relations but also on the
             emphasis we place on different aspects of police work. In this regard, we are keen to move
             from a situation where police activity is primarily based on reaction to incidents and
             investigations to one where the emphasis is much more on proactively preventing crime.



             / To support this staff…………………………
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                                           FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)
KINGSTON, 10TH DECEMBER, 2009                                                               SERIAL NO. 3262

             CRIME PREVENTION SURVEYS, ADVICE AND MATERIALS (CONT’D)

             To support this, staff in every Community Safety Unit throughout the country have been
             trained in physical crime prevention and crime prevention through environmental design.
             They have also been provided with leaflets, pamphlets and posters providing crime prevention
             advice on various matters.

             It is essential that the skills and abilities of these officers be put to good use, particularly as it
             relates to:
                   o carrying out crime prevention surveys at vulnerable public buildings such as schools,
                       hospitals and post offices
                   o offering crime prevention surveys and advice to vulnerable members of our
                       communities, particularly the elderly and those who live alone
                   o offering crime prevention surveys and advice to victims of crime to assist and prevent
                       repeat victimization
                   o mounting crime prevention displays at every opportunity where public events such as
                       expositions, fairs, etc are being held
                   o making crime prevention presentations to groups such as citizens associations,
                       neighbourhood watches, youth clubs and church groups
                   o ensuring the wide distribution of crime prevention materials.

             All members should ensure they are fully conversant with the crime prevention capabilities
             within the force and ensure they are used to the maximum benefit of our communities.

Sub. No. 7   INSTALLATION OF TELEPHONE LINE - TRAINING BRANCH’S CENTRAL
             RECRUITING OFFICE

             A telephone line was installed at the Central Recruiting Office which now falls directly under
             the Training Branch and is part of the portfolio responsibility of the Superintendent of Police,
             Training Branch.

             The telephone number is 984 2773.

             All correspondence to this office is to be addressed as indicated hereunder:-

             Superintendent of Police
             Training Branch Central Recruiting Office
             Twickenham Park
             St. Catherine

Sub. No. 8   APPLICANTS FOR CYBERCRIMES INVESTIGATION AND RESEARCH UNIT (CIRU)

             Applications are invited from suitably qualified members to join the Cybercrimes
             Investigations and Research Unit (CIRU) as High Tech Crimes Investigators and Analysts.

             Successful applicants will be given the requisite training and guidance in the field of
             Cybercrime, Computer Investigations and Digital Forensics with skills to dissect digital
             evidence and find solutions to criminal and investigative questions.

             Applicants are required to have a bachelors degree or certificate from a reputable institution
             in:-
                   Computer Science,
                   Information Technology
                   Information Security; or
                   Management Information Systems.

             Eligible members must satisfy the following requirements:

                   Have the enthusiasm and patience needed to pursue complex and challenging
                    investigations
                   Possess good analytical skills
                   Have a good record of discipline
                   Have good moral and ethical values
                   Possess good interpersonal skills
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KINGSTON, 10TH DECEMBER, 2009                                                            SERIAL NO. 3262

              APPLICANTS FOR CYBERCRIMES INVESTIGATION AND RESEARCH UNIT (CIRU)
              (CONT’D)

              Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview and thereafter subjected to
              voluntary security vetting, which includes but not limited to polygraph testing prior to
              selection.

              Applications should be submitted through the appropriate channel to reach the Assistant
              Commissioner of Police, Organized Crime Investigations Division, not later than
              2009-12-29.

Sub. No. 9    STATUTORY DECLARATION OF ASSETS, LIABILITIES AND INCOME -
              CORRUPTION (PREVENTION)ACT

              The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, established under Section (1) of the
              aforementioned Act, has established a database of all Public Servants including all
              members of the JCF and ISCF, who are required to furnish to the Commission a statutory
              declaration of Assets, Liabilities and Income.

              Declaration Date

              The declaration date is 2009-12-31 but the declarant is allowed a period of three (3) months to
              file the declaration. The declaration should include all assets, liabilities as at 2009-12-31.
              Income should cover the period of twelve (12) months prior to that date.

              Each successive declaration should cover year ending 31st December and must be filed by 31st
              March the following year.

              Declaration for Members Demitting Office

              A Statutory Declaration is also required whenever a member demits office. This is due at the
              end of twelve (12) months from the last day in office.

              Declaration Forms

              An adequate number of declaration forms will be made available to all Commanding Officers,
              Area, Branch, Divisional Commanders and the Commandant ISCF. All must ensure that a form
              is delivered to each member under their command and each member must sign a register
              provided for the purpose.

              Completed Declaration

              Each completed declaration must be delivered by the declarant to the Office of the
              Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, 45 -47 Barbados Avenue, 2nd Floor, New
              Kingston during normal working hours not later than 2010-03-31.

Sub. No. 10   LETTERS OF APPRECIATION

              Attached to these Orders as Appendices ‘A’ to ‘F’ are letters of appreciation from the following
              persons for general information:-

              ‘A’    Mr. Neville Marsh, Managing Director, Epping Oil Company Limited, 7 Skibo Avenue,
                     Kingston 10.

              ‘B’    Mr. Simeon Francis, President and Ms. Renee Barham, Secretary, No Partial Youth Club,
                     1 August Town Road, Kingston 7.

              ‘C’    Miss Shauna Richards and Miss Shedine Mills, Guidance Counsellors, Buff Bay High
                     School, P.O. Box 14, Kildare, Buff Bay, Portland.

              ‘D’    Mr. Paul Pasmore, District Constable, Stony Hill Police Station, Divisional
                     Representative, St. Andrew North Division.



              / ‘E’………………………………………….
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                                        FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)
KINGSTON, 10TH DECEMBER, 2009                                                    SERIAL NO. 3262

                  LETTERS OF APPRECIATION (CONT’D)

           ‘E’    Ms. Marcia Dunn, Area Manager, Manchester/St. Elizabeth, National Water
                  Commission, 8 Leaders Plaza, Nashville Subdivision, Mandeville P.O., Manchester.

           ‘F’    Mr. Shian Christie, Club Leader/Founder, Lauristion and Thompson Pen Community
                  4H Clubs, 12a Kimberly Drive, Lauriston, St. Catherine.




           Mr. Owen L. Ellington, CD, M.Sc., B.Sc.
           Actg. Commissioner
           The Jamaica Constabulary Force


           Per:



           Mr. George F. Quallo
           Actg. Assistant Commissioner of Police
           (ADMINISTRATION BRANCH)

				
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