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PNP seeks assurance from security forces to remain in SOE areas

Saturday, December 15, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson says that he has received an assurance from Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson that the joint command will maintain its presence in St James and other areas where a state of public emergency has been declared to curtail crime.

In a news release today, Jackson said that he sought the assurance at a meeting he requested with the Commissioner of Police yesterday.

Jackson said he was pleased with the general and specific tone of the discussion and believes that efforts will be made by the High Command to maintain the upper-hand against criminal elements.

In addition, Jackson said, the Commissioner agreed not to reduce the presence level of personnel or the intensity of the operations in the affected areas when the present extension expires.

The PNP Shadow Minister said the Police Commissioner and himself exchanged views on a range of other national security issues and agreed that these discussions will continue.

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