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JDF officer to lead review of Dominica Police Force

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Colonel Jaimie Ogilvie of the Jamaica Defence (JDF) Force is to lead a team undertaking a strategic review of that island's police force.

The intention, according to National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore, who announced the measure on Tuesday night, is to assess the functional services and effectiveness of the law enforcement agency. The review is also expected to allow for recommendations for the improvement and strengthening of the Dominica Police Force.

“This review is intended to carefully assess the current functional capabilities of the police force and to determine the way forward,” Blackmoore said on the state-owned DBS radio.

He said the exercise would cover “among other areas the current strategic security environment, current structure and capabilities, modern policing functions and best practices”.

Blackmoore said it will also examine capacity building and capability development, recommendations and associated costs and an implementation roadmap.

“This review is intended to be transparent, wide-ranging, thorough, and far- reaching,” he said adding that the team will consult with various stakeholders before submitting a report by the end of January 2018.

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