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                 PART I - ADMINISTRATION AND NOTIFICATIONS
20TH OCTOBER, 2011                                                                                  SERIAL NO. 3359

Sub. No. 1   FROM THE PEN OF THE COMMISSIONER

             NATIONAL HONOURS

             The Jamaica Constabulary Force, Island Special Constabulary Force and the Rural Police
             (District Constables) were well represented at the National Awards Ceremony staged at Kings
             House on Monday as part of our celebration of Heritage week.

             Several members received national recognition ranging from conferment of the Order of
             Distinction “Officer Class” to Deputy Commissioners Glenmore Hinds and Delworth Heath to
             Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service to Law Enforcement awarded to several other
             members.

             I use this opportunity to say heartiest congratulations to all the recipients, their families,
             colleagues and friends. Your awards were well deserved and you have made us proud.
             Continue to give service above self to your country and people and provide inspiration for
             those who look to you for leadership.

             Leadership and Command Training

             This week we commenced two very important training programmes for the Security Forces.
             On Tuesday morning the Operations Field Commanders’ Course commenced at the JDF Staff
             College in Moneague, St. Ann. This is the third of such course designed in collaboration with
             the JDF to close competence gaps in operations and field command, which became evident
             when we engaged in the major internal security operations during the state of emergency in
             2010. The course is designed especially for Operations Officers, Shift Commanders, OST
             Commanders and Tactical Advisors. Twenty-four (24) members of the JCF and ISCF are on the
             course which, when finished, will see some seventy-two (72) persons being trained. It is our
             intention to run two courses each year so that all our Operation Commanders and Supervisors
             will benefit from the programme.

             Later in the afternoon, we had the pleasure of launching the first Strategic Command Course
             designed locally and aimed at building senior leadership competences in the National Security
             Sector. This course was designed by the JCF with support from the University of the West
             Indies, Mona and the JDF.

             The course targets JCF Officers in the Senior Superintendent and Assistant Commissioner
             ranks. JDF Officers in the rank of Lt. Colonel and Major as well as Commanders in other areas
             of the security sector can benefit from the training. The course which will run for six (6) weeks
             at the Jamaica Constabulary Staff College has seventeen (17) participants comprised of officers
             from the JCF, ISCF, JDF, Correctional Service, Fire Service and Senior Director of the Passport
             Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA). It is our hope to have participants from the
             Customs Department, Financial Investigation Division (FID), Office of Disaster Preparedness
             and Emergency Management and Ports Security Corps in the future. Our plan is to run two of
             these courses each year and is part of our effort to implement Strategic Review
             Recommendations around development of leadership and accountability. We recognize,
             however that any strategy for leadership development within the security sector, must
             transcend the organizational boundaries of the Police Force, hence our invitation for other
             organizations to train and learn with us.

             Heartiest congratulations to all involved in the programme development. Special
             congratulations to ACP Clifford Blake, Commanding Officer Training Branch and his staff. A
             very warm welcome to participants from outside the JCF. Congrats to the JCF participants.
             Make the best of the learning opportunities.




             / W/Constable………………………….
                                                              Any citizen making a report at any police station must be issued
                                                                          with a receipt by the police officer taking the report.
                                                     2                                                           ‘We Serve’
                                                                                                                ‘We Protect’
                                                                                                              ‘We Reassure’
                                          FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)

20TH OCTOBER, 2011                                                                                SERIAL NO. 3359

             FROM THE PEN OF THE COMMISSIONER (CONT’D)

             W/Constable Faedralyn Cameron – Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre

             There are very many proud moments that a Commissioner of Police will have, especially when
             serving a noble organization such as the JCF. One such was on the evening of Tuesday October
             18, when I walked into the lower level of the Half Way Tree Transport Centre and observed
             commuters lining up to enter JUTC Buses. Though the crowd was heavy there was order and
             good conduct. As I approached the bus at the front of the line, I saw a young woman police
             Constable on the bus step repeatedly shouting “One line please. One line and you will all get
             to board”.

             I stood and observed her for several minutes until she finally recognized me (I was in civilian
             clothes). I got a smart salute and good afternoon and she went back to work controlling entry
             to the bus. When she finally got things under control she came over to me and provided a clear
             and thorough briefing on security and crowd control in the transport centre. That short
             encounter with Woman Constable Cameron not only strengthens my conviction that this
             institution is embracing new professionalism but it also assured me that the leadership of many
             divisional commanders is impacting their juniors in a very positive way. Big up SSP Knight.
             Nuff respect W/Constable Cameron.

Sub. No. 2   FIREARM AUTHORIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (FAIS) WITHIN THE
             JAMAICA CONSTABULARY FORCE

             Background

             The system that allows for the proper accountability of firearms issued to police personnel as
             keep and care, needs revamping. There are numerous instances where persons who are
             stopped by the police, declare themselves to be police officers. Sometimes these persons
             produce police identification; however there is nothing provided for them to verify that they
             are authorized to carry the firearm.

             Members within the JCF who are issued service firearms to keep and care are usually a certain
             category of police officers. The absence of a proper system to quickly verify whether or not a
             member is authorized to be in possession of a service firearm presents a risk especially to
             officers performing duties in civilian attire.

             Members Performing Duties in Civilian Attire

             A policeman’s uniform forms part of his identification. It tells the organization the person is
             employed with (Jamaica Constabulary Force or Island Special Constabulary Force); the level
             within the organization the person is at, and sometimes gives an idea of the person’s length of
             service from the insignia worn. This therefore, plays a very important role in augmenting the
             identification card. This additional form of identification is not extended to persons performing
             duties in civilian attire because of the need for them to be less overt and less visible than
             uniformed police personnel. In light of this, without an established system to quickly verify
             that a person is authorized to carry a firearm, armed criminals may get by police roadblocks
             and spot checks with illegal weapons by claiming to be police personnel if they are able to
             produce a police identification card.

             Current Situation

             When an armed person is stopped, declares himself as a police officer, contact is usually made
             with the division he is from, to verify if the person is assigned to that division and if he is
             authorized to be in possession of such firearm. This process may be a very lengthy and
             complicated one as the person in the division with whom the information lies might not be
             available. There are instances where it is verified that the person being checked is a police
             officer, however the division cannot confirm at the time that the person is authorized to carry
             the firearm. If the person is so authorized and is on an assignment, the assignment can
             sometimes get compromised by the unnecessary exposure and delays in trying to verify


                                                            Any citizen making a report at any police station must be issued
                                                                        with a receipt by the police officer taking the report.
                                                     3                                                            ‘We Serve’
                                                                                                                 ‘We Protect’
                                                                                                               ‘We Reassure’
                                          FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)

20TH OCTOBER, 2011                                                                                 SERIAL NO. 3359

            FIREARM AUTHORIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (FAIS) WITHIN THE
            JAMAICA CONSTABULARY FORCE (CONT’D)

            Current Situation (Cont’d)

            information in respect of the firearm. Being a police officer does not automatically authorize
            one to carry a service firearm, and certainly does not automatically authorize one to be in
            possession of a service firearm while off-duty. This vulnerability threatens the safety of the
            police officers on operations and presents opportunities for criminals to exploit.

            Firearm Authorization and Identification System (FAIS)

            The FAIS is a system that allows an officer on duty to quickly establish whether or not another
            officer is authorized to be in possession of a service firearm. It consists of a central database to
            maintain records of all firearms assigned to individuals to keep on and off duty, and an
            identification card that is issued to police persons who have been assigned firearms.

            Central Database

            All division must keep records of firearms that have been issued to police personnel to keep on
            and off duty. The following information must be captured and fed into the central database:

            Firearm
                1. Type
                2. Make
                3. Calibre
                4. Serial Number – This may be used as the unique identifier of the firearm in the database
                5. Division Issued to
                6. Last Inspection Date
                7. Comments on Inspection

            Police Assigned to
               1. Regulation Number
               2. Rank
               3. First Name
               4. Last Name
               5. Division assigned to
               6. Date of assignment of firearm

            Police Control must have access to the central database to respond to queries on a twenty-four
            hour basis. Search and retrieval of information must be quick and easy so as not to negatively
            affect the activities of the parties involved.

            Firearm Authorization and Identification Card (FAIC)

            The FAIC must be issued to police officers whenever a service firearm is issued to keep and
            care. It must be carried by the officer at all times and is to be produced forthwith when
            requested by a police in uniform, or a properly identified police officer. The card must be
            produced along with the police identification card that will serve as a second photo ID. The
            card will have sufficient information to verify the authority with which the person carries the
            firearm; however, if the officer is not satisfied, Police Control can be contacted for further
            verification. Each card must be related to only one firearm and must bear the serial number of
            the firearm. The following information must be included on the FAIC:

            Firearm
            1. Serial number of Firearm
            2. Type
            3. Make
            4. Model
            5. Calibre
            6. Division Assigned

                                                             Any citizen making a report at any police station must be issued
                                                                         with a receipt by the police officer taking the report.
                                                    4                                                            ‘We Serve’
                                                                                                                ‘We Protect’
                                                                                                              ‘We Reassure’
                                         FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)

20TH OCTOBER, 2011                                                                                SERIAL NO. 3359

            FIREARM AUTHORIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (FAIS) WITHIN THE
            JAMAICA CONSTABULARY FORCE (CONT’D)

            Police Assigned to
            1. Regulation Number
            2. Rank
            3. Name
            4. Division Assigned to
            5. Date Firearm Assigned
            6. Signature of Divisional Officer
            7. Signature of Person Firearm is Assigned to
            8. Photograph of Holder

            Assigning a Keep and Care Service Firearm

            Prior to issuing a keep and care service firearm the following must be done:

               1. An application must be made to the supervisor (Sub-Officer/Officer) in charge of the
                  applicant. The prescribed application form must be completed.

               2. The supervisor will assess the need and forward the completed application form to the
                  administration officer with a recommendation.

               3. If recommended by the supervisor, the administration officer will cause an inspection to
                  be done at the applicant’s home to verify that the infrastructure is adequately secure,
                  and a holding safe is appropriately installed for the firearm.

               4. The administration officer will forward the application form along with the inspection
                  report and a recommendation to the commanding officer.

               5. The commanding officer will approve or deny the application.

               6. If the application is approved, the commanding officer will complete a firearm details
                  form with the relevant information for the firearm that is to be assigned.

               7. The completed application form and the firearms details form will be sent to the Police
                  National Computer Centre (PNCC) ID department for the preparation of the FAIC.

               8. The PNCC ID department will update the firearms database with the data on the
                  prospective holder.

               9. The PNCC ID department will contact the applicant and give him/her a date and time
                  to visit the office for the taking of photograph and the preparation of the FAIC.

               10. Once the applicant receives the FAIC, then he/she must present it to the commanding
                   officer for the firearm to be issued.

            Carrying a Keep and Care Service Firearm

            The following represents the JCF’s policy with respect to the carrying of a keep and care service
            firearm:

               1. All officers armed with a service firearm to keep and care MUST carry FAIC on their
                  person when in possession of the firearm. It is to be noted that:

                       a. the FAIC MUST be carried whether or not the officer is wearing uniform

                       b. the FAIC MUST be carried whether or not the officer is on duty

               2. Where an officer is performing duties in civilian attire and carries a firearm in an
                  exposed manner, the FAIC MUST also be worn so that it is clearly visible.

                                                            Any citizen making a report at any police station must be issued
                                                                        with a receipt by the police officer taking the report.
                                                       5                                                           ‘We Serve’
                                                                                                                  ‘We Protect’
                                                                                                                ‘We Reassure’
                                             FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)

20TH OCTOBER, 2011                                                                                  SERIAL NO. 3359

             FIREARM AUTHORIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (FAIS) WITHIN THE
             JAMAICA CONSTABULARY FORCE (CONT’D)

                   3. Police officers who are off duty and are carrying keep and care service firearm MUST
                      ensure that the firearm is properly concealed.

             Attached to these Orders as Appendices ‘A’ to ‘C’ are:-

             ‘A’      Firearm details form

             ‘B’      Sample application form for keep and care firearm.

             ‘C’       Specimen of the identification card.

Sub. No. 3   NEW STRUCTURE OF TASKING MEETINGS

             Force Orders No. 3291 Part I Sub. No. 2 dated 2010-07-01 is republished for general information.
             Particular emphasis must be placed on the welfare component of this re-publication.

             In Order to encourage relevance and proper co-ordination and in keeping with the force’s
             strategic objectives, responsible officers will ensure that the following format is observed when
             conducting tasking meetings:

             1.            Urgent Matters including Headquarters Directives

                         a.   HQ directives
                         b.   New legislations affecting policing
                         c.   Major security, public order or crime challenges
                         d.   Action(s) to be taken within divisions
                         e.   Communication of action (s)
                         f.   Resourcing operations

             2.            Review of week’s performance vs. targets

                         a.   What was the main effort?
                         b.   What action plans were agreed to?
                         c.   What targets were set?
                         d.   Who was tasked?
                         e.   What are the results, outputs outcomes?
                         f.   Follow up action

             3.            Gang conflict assessment

                         a.   Which are the gangs operating in the divisions?
                         b.   What are they involved in?
                         c.   Are they in conflict with each other?
                         d.   What are the signs of conflict?
                         e.   How can conflict be interrupted?
                         f.   Who are the persons tasked?

             4.            Crime hotspot Risk Assessment

                         a.   Where are we having the crime concentration?
                         b.   What is influencing the crimes?
                         c.   What are the types of crimes?
                         d.   What are the appropriate measures?
                         e.   Who does what?
                         f.   How will operations be monitored?
                         g.   How will results be measured?



                                                              Any citizen making a report at any police station must be issued
                                                                          with a receipt by the police officer taking the report.
                                                                   6                                                        ‘We Serve’
                                                                                                                           ‘We Protect’
                                                                                                                         ‘We Reassure’
                                                     FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)

20TH OCTOBER, 2011                                                                                           SERIAL NO. 3359

            NEW STRUCTURE OF TASKING MEETINGS (CONT’D)

            5.              Street crimes operations

                          a.    What street crimes are being targeted?
                          b.    Where will efforts be concentrated?
                          c.    Tactics to be employed
                          d.    Frequency and timing of operations
                          e.    Measurement of performance and outcome
                          f.    Prosecutions strategy

            6.              Pro-Active investigations
                          a. What crimes are not being reported?
                          b. What intelligence says about such crimes and persons committing them?
                          c. Who are the offenders to be targeted?
                          d. What tactics
                          e. Is POCA Applicable?
                          f. Taskings – Monitoring – Expected Outcomes

            7.              Traffic management and enforcements

                          Where are the traffic problems of:

                          Congestions; disorders; violations; safety concerns

                          Congestions; disorders; violations; safety concerns

                          a.    Crimes disguised in traffic disorders
                          b.    Who are the main violators
                          c.    Agreed action, tactics
                          d.    Timings and location for enforcement activities
                          e.    Working in partnership with other agencies
                          f.    Who takes lead role (getting others involved)
                          g.    Measurement of outputs and outcomes

            8.              School safety and violence issues
                          a. Review of incidents/reports of school violence
                          b. Conduct of students on school premises
                          c. Conduct of students off school premises
                          d. Conduct of students on public transport or public facilities
                          e. Reports of arrests, seizures, convictions, counselling, meetings, feedback to
                                 schools – PTA, parents
                          f. Who has lead role (who co-ordinates)?
                          g. Format of reporting to DCTM

            9.              Praedial larceny enforcement effort
                          a. Review of reports of praedial larceny
                          b. Arrests, seizures, searches
                          c. Timing and location of spot checks
                          d. Examination of receipts
                          e. Farmers meetings
                          f.   Updating of farmers registers
                          g. Agreed action plan

                          Who does what?

            10.       Signs of Crimes report


            / 11. Field Research....................................


                                                                       Any citizen making a report at any police station must be issued
                                                                                   with a receipt by the police officer taking the report.
                                                       7                                                              ‘We Serve’
                                                                                                                     ‘We Protect’
                                                                                                                   ‘We Reassure’
                                           FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)

20TH OCTOBER, 2011                                                                                     SERIAL NO. 3359

                     NEW STRUCTURE OF TASKING MEETINGS (CONT’D)

            11.      Field Research Officers Report

                       a.   Report on visits/interviews conducted main issues of concerns to citizens
                       b.   Special concern of a sector (eg tourism)
                       c.   What citizens want the police to do?
                       d.   What is appropriate and doable?
                       e.   Who does what?
                       f.   Monitoring; review; follow up report

            12.      Partnership updates

                       a.   Who are we working with on problem solving?
                       b.   Update on meetings and collaborative efforts
                       c.   Summary of meeting held
                       d.   Issues discussed and resolved

            13.      Discipline, Corruption etc, issues
                       a. Reports received from the public
                       b. Reports made by police personnel
                       c. Recording of reports for review
                       d. Referral to ACB
                       e. Matters dealt with in Discussion
                       f. Return from station to Divisional HQ
                       g. What are the main issues?
                       h. Agreed action plan
                       i. Who takes lead/co-ordinating role?

            14.      Staff morale and welfare issues
                        a. What are the issues
                        b. Who are the persons affected?
                        c. What response at station level; impact?
                        d. What response at Divisional level; impact?
                        e. What must be referred upward?
                        f. Who is responsible?
                        g. Timeline
                        h. Feedback
                        i.
            1.       Recap of Taskings & main effort
            2.       Performance




                                                           Person(s)       Agreed           Timeline for Reporting
             Cons. No. Issue         Action Required       Tasked          Outcome          Action       Date




             3.   Any other business
             4.    Adjournment


            / Sub. No. 4…………………………………

                                                                 Any citizen making a report at any police station must be issued
                                                                             with a receipt by the police officer taking the report.
                                                      8                                                            ‘We Serve’
                                                                                                                  ‘We Protect’
                                                                                                                ‘We Reassure’
                                            FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)

20TH OCTOBER, 2011                                                                                  SERIAL NO. 3359

Sub. No. 4   RELOCATION OF THE FLYING SQUAD UNIT

             The Flying Squad Unit has been temporarily relocated to the former MIT Building, 127-129
             Harbour Street, downtown Kingston with effect from Tuesday October 11, 2011.

Sub. No. 5   JCF TRANSFORMATION UPDATE

             Attached to these Orders as Appendix ‘D’ is a copy of the JCF transformation update. This is a
             bi-monthly update on the implementation progress of the Strategic Review Recommendations
             (2008).

             Members are invited to send their questions and feedback to strategicreview@jcf.gov.jm

Sub. No. 6   VACATION LEAVE – REV. COURTNEY FAULKNOR, ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN, MOBILE
             RESERVE/ISCF CHAPLAINCY

             Rev. Courtney Faulknor, Assistant Chaplain, Mobile Reserve/ISCF Chaplaincy will proceed on
             forty five days vacation leave with effect from 2011-11-14 to be spent abroad.

             Pastor Glenville Carr, Station Pastor of Mobile Reserve/ISCF will act during his absence. His
             telephone number is 375 1450.

Sub. No. 7   ANNUAL CONFERENCE - ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN PEACE OFFICERS (ACPO)

             The Association of Christian Peace Officers (ACPO) will be hosting their Annual Conference on
             Thursday October 27, 2011 at the Golf View Hotel, 5½ Caledonia Road, Mandeville,
             Manchester.

             The Conference will commence at 9:00am under the theme Back to basics – the way forward.

Sub. No. 8   MASTER RATIONALIZATION PLAN – PUBLIC SECTOR CENSUS

             In keeping with achieving the mandate of the Public Sector Transformation Unit (PSTU) it is
             imperative that information be provided on the attached form at Appendix ‘E’ in respect of
             civilian employees.

             The form is to be completed and forwarded to the Jamaica Constabulary Force Human
             Resources Branch by October 26, 2011.

Sub. No. 9   LETTERS OF APPRECIATION

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

             ‘F’     Ms. Maxine Irons, Lot 10 Bluequit Circle, Aviary Housing Scheme, Old Harbour, St.
                     Catherine.

             ‘G’     Ms. Pamela E. Bridgewater, Office of the Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of
                     America, Kingston.

             ‘H’     Mr. Llewelyn Allen, Lieutenant Governor, Division 23 East.




             ‘I’…………………………………………..

                                                              Any citizen making a report at any police station must be issued
                                                                          with a receipt by the police officer taking the report.
                                                     9                                                          ‘We Serve’
                                                                                                               ‘We Protect’
                                                                                                             ‘We Reassure’
                                          FORCE ORDERS (CONT’D)

20TH OCTOBER, 2011                                                                               SERIAL NO. 3359

            LETTERS OF APPRECIATION (CONT’D)

            ‘I’      Elder Romano Willis, Pastor and Ms. Karlene Nelson, Vacation Bible School
                     Co-ordinator, Bethel United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic), Portmore Assembly,
                     Hellshire Drive (Old Braeton Main Road), Greater Portmore P.O., St. Catherine.



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



            Per:



            Mr. Baldwin C. Burey, M.Sc., Dip. HRM, pjsc
            Assistant Commissioner of Police
            (ADMINISTRATION BRANCH)




                                                           Any citizen making a report at any police station must be issued
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