Police commissioner says JCF fully committed to nurturing new generation of leaders
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) remains committed to fostering the development of a new generation of managers and leaders.
The nation’s ‘top cop’ was speaking during a visit to the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ) on Thursday.
While delivering his message to what was the largest batch of prospective corporals undertaking the Corporal Development course, Anderson said the moment was a significant one in the history of the JCF.
According to a release from the JCF on Thursday, the historic group of 106 constables, both men and women, embarked on their transformative journey on November 10, 2023 and have since been through what was described as rigorous training.
The constable prospects arescheduled to complete the eight-week course on January 13.
Highlighting that the JCF is an organisation that facilitates growth, Commissioner Anderson emphasised that for lawmen, promotion is not only an opportunity for financial gain but also one for growth in leadership.
“Promotion is not just about giving a police more money, but for that police to lead and guide their juniors,” Commissioner Anderson shared with the budding corporals, underlining the gravity of their roles as future leaders who are expected to mold and inspire their juniors.
“As the JCF continues to evolve, the focus on developing a robust leadership pipeline from across the island is paramount. The NPCJ plays a crucial role in this evolution, creating a structured and comprehensive environment for learning and growth,” the release further stated. “This initiative is more than just a training program; it’s a testament to the JCF’s dedication to its members’ development and the overall enhancement of the organisation’s effectiveness and public image.”