Corporal Rohan James re-elected Police Federation chairman
Chairman Rohan James (4th from left) and his executive members of the federation. (L-r) Detective woman sergeant Tameca Thomas, Inspector Blanche Codner, Corporal Arlene McBean, Inspector Jacqueline Brown, Constable Nigel Murphy, Sergeant Lloyd Duncan, and Constable Koy Marriott. (Photo contributed)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Corporal Rohan James was re-elected as the chairman of the central executive committee of the Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) in Wednesday night’s elections.

James received the nod to lead the representational body for rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force at the end of an election exercise that was the culmination of the two-day joint central conferences of the JPF at the Ocean Spring Hotel in Falmouth, Trelawny.

Following his reinstatement, Corporal James said: “I am humbled by the fact that my peers have seen it fit to vest confidence and trust in my capabilities to carry out and conduct their business.”

He revealed that his immediate plans include the finalisation of the issues surrounding the proposed public sector compensation review.

The corporal said he also intends to complete several projects throughout the year including the completion of a digital-based system to accept, track and manage welfare applications by members of the constabulary.

Also elected to serve on the executive were Corporal Arleen McBean, who will act as general secretary; Detective Woman Sergeant Tameca Thomas; Sergeant Lloyd Duncan; and constables Koy Marriott and Nigel Murphy.

Woman inspectors Blanche Codner and Jacqueline Brown complete the eight-member board.

There was one change in the executive, with Thomas replacing Sergeant David Bogle.

The Jamaica Police Federation is tasked to bring matters affecting the welfare and efficiency of the constabulary to the police commissioner and the Minister of National Security. It represents the rank and file members of the constabulary — constables, corporals, sergeants and inspectors.

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