Lasco, JCF to honour 156 cops
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Lasco Chin Foundation and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are set to honour 156 police officers for what they have dubbed as “exemplary service and dedication to Jamaica and its communities.”
The award ceremony is scheduled to take place Friday, October 20 at the AC Hotel in Kingston at 10:00 am.
According to a release on Tuesday, of the 156 officers to be recognised, six were selected as finalists for the Chairman’s Award, which is the highest honour presented by the Lasco/JCF partnership.
The six finalists for the Chairman’s Award include Woman Sergeant Allison Holness – Area 1, Corporal Lenworth Mott – Area 2, Constable Nickroy Neish – Area 3, Corporal Aljuray Mckenzie – Area 4, Woman Constable Jayann Raymond – Area 5 and Sergeant Florezel Thompson – Non-Geographic Division. They were selected by a panel of judges led by Senior Superintendent of Police Christopher Phillips. Phillips also serves as chairman of the Lasco/JCF Police Officer of the Year Awards Selection Committee.
According to the organisations, the finalists represent all geographical regions and operations under the JCF umbrella and have demonstrated exceptional performance, professionalism and community involvement.
The winner of the Chairman’s Award will receive a cash award of $150,000 along with a range of Lasco gift prizes. The first runner-up will receive a cash award of $100,000 and the second runner-up will receive a cash award of $75,000 and gift tokens courtesy of Lasco.
Charmine Shand, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police and head of the JCF’s Community Safety and Security Branch, said the Lasco/JCF Saluting Our Heroes Awards is “a great opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our officers who go above and beyond the call of duty to serve and protect our nation.”
“These officers are role models for their peers and inspirations for their communities. I commend them for their outstanding contributions and thank them for their loyalty and commitment to the JCF,” she continued.
Professor Rosalea Hamilton, CEO of the Lasco Chin Foundation, expressed her appreciation for the partnership with the JCF and the support for the awards programme.
“The Lasco Chin Foundation is proud to be associated with the outstanding work of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for over 22 years. We believe that by recognising and rewarding excellence in policing, we can help to raise the morale of the members of the constabulary and foster a positive relationship with the public,” she said. “The Lasco/JCF Saluting Our Heroes Awards is one of our flagship programmes that aims to achieve this goal. We congratulate all the nominees and finalists for their achievements and look forward to celebrating them at the awards ceremony.”
The Lasco/JCF Saluting Our Heroes Awards is part of the Lasco Chin Foundation’s focus on proactive social impact at various levels of education, national security, health and wellness, sports and environmental development within communities.