Trelawny Police report success in curbing crimes by migrating offenders
TRELAWNY, Jamaica –The Trelawny police are reporting success in the implementation of strategies that have resulted in fewer instances of crimes committed in the parish by migrating criminals this year compared to last year.
However, the police are urging residents to report any unfamiliar individuals spotted in their communities.
“A lot of crimes occurred, not so much this year involving migrants, but last year in particular. [I am] Not saying that none occurred since this year started, but we have revised our strategy to deal with these individuals and try to forge a closer link with our external stakeholders. As a result of that, we have seen a reduction in migrants impacting our space with criminal activities. But you must be aware that we are likely to see these migrations in our space,” the head of the Trelawny Police Division, Deputy Superintendent of Police Winston Milton said.
“I urge you to make use of the partnership between yourself and the police by sharing this information with us when new persons or strangers move into your space. Let us know about it so we can deal with it because usually these individuals continue their activities within the new area where they are now residing,” he added.
The parish of Trelawny, along with St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland, form the Area One Police Division.
Due to a spike in criminal activities, states of public emergency were recently imposed in St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland, and DSP Milton noted that generally, criminals living in areas under SOEs flee from the security forces to communities in parishes like Trelawny, which are not under similar security measures.