Action 2018 – Keeping the Nation Secure

Action 2018 – Keeping the Nation Secure

  • The Prime Minister announced the declaration of States of Public Emergency (SOEs) in St. James, St. Catherine North, and sections of the Kingston Central, Kingston Western, and St. Andrew South Police Divisions. These resulted in a significant reduction in major crimes, particularly murder and shooting, which were down by 21 per cent up to December.

 

  • The Zones of Special operations (ZOSOs), implemented in Mount Salem, St. James; and Denham Town, Kingston, in 2017, continued to contribute to a reduction in crime in 2018.

 

  • The JDF aerial and maritime capabilities were significantly boosted with the acquisition of a new Beechcraft King Air 350 WR maritime patrol aircraft and two Bell 429 helicopters.

 

  • The Caribbean Special Tactics Centre (CSTC) was officially opened at the JDF Moneague Training Camp in St. Ann.
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