Chairman of the Cabinet, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has revealed that Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson yesterday (Wednesday, May 29) briefed Cabinet on current policing initiatives and gave an update on recent incidents of crime across the island.
Cabinet, which is the chief policy making organ of the Government, sought a first hand view of general strategies being implemented to continue the gains in the crime fight, as well as updates on several incidents which have taken place across the island, including Clarendon.
The Commissioner revealed that the police have strong leads and are in pursuit of suspects involved in the Clarendon incident. He noted that the police acted bravely and responsibly in ensuring the protection of innocent lives given the intensity of the gun battle and the use of hostages by the criminals.
Cabinet expressed support for the police, especially those injured, and welcomed the Commissioner’s commitment that necessary resources will be allocated for the care of the injured officers.
The Government continues to work closely with the security forces in providing the necessary legislative and budgetary support to ensure that they are able to effectively secure the nation.
Through the National Security Council, the security heads, as well as senior members of the Cabinet, on a regular basis discuss and fine tune various national strategies and plans to aid the crime fight.