Jamaica: Police sharpen to work with vulnerable groups

With two weekends of training seminars completed, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are expected to be more aware of the diverse groups in society and to better understand the safety and security issues facing them. 50 members of the JCF underwent diversity training.

The training sessions made police aware of how to deal with vulnerable groups in carrying out their duties. The areas of focus were women and girls, people living with disabilities, marginalised youth and the LGBT community.

Harrison Henry said that the Jamaican legal framework has been slow to recognise the increasing diversity in the population. She called on participants to make use of the training which will enhance their skills and allow them to carry out their duties conscientiously. She reminded the police that to serve and to protect was not only a moral duty but also a legal one. Read More