DCS mourns death of deputy commissioner of corrections
Deputy commissioner of corrections Orville Moore

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has expressed sadness at the passing of deputy commissioner of corrections Reverend Orville Moore, whose body was found off the crash-prone Spur Tree Hill main road on Thursday afternoon.

Moore, the acting deputy director of Rehabilitation and Probation Aftercare Service at the Department of Correctional Services was last seen on Fairwell Avenue, Molynes Road in Kingston on Monday, May 29.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Cleon March confirmed that the body was found close to Moore’s mangled vehicle.

“[It] appears to be the body of acting commissioner Reverend Orville Moore has just been found in the Spur Tree area of Manchester… the body was found very close to his personal vehicle which was discovered mangled. We are theorising at this time that the vehicle seemed to have been in a very serious accident. We are processing the crime scene right now,” said March.

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Dr Marc Thomas, acting commissioner of corrections said, “It is a very challenging time for all of us at the Department of Correctional Services and the family of Reverend Moore. We send sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Reverend Moore delivered exceptionally and was professional in the execution of his duties across two decades. Members of the Chaplaincy Unit have been deployed to provide counselling to his family and staff members.”

Reverend Moore began working with the department on February 1, 2003 as a probation officer. He was appointed on October 1, 2004. He was promoted on October 1, 2017 to chief probation aftercare officer.

He was assigned deputy commissioner of rehabilitation and probation aftercare services on May 12, 2023.

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