Police and citizens partner to lower crime rates in East Kingston

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Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson, today visited the Kingston East Division, which has seen an overall decrease in serious and violent crimes in recent months.

Head of the division, Superintendent of Police Tommilee Chambers, who took command on October 7, 2020, stated that her modus operandi is to engage as many residents and to occupy the spaces as much as possible to reduce incidents of violence plaguing communities in the division.

“The partnership between the police and citizens have been essential in the overall decrease of violence in the division. We have been holding small meetings and walkthroughs of communities and revitalizing several agencies to include the Kingston East Police Youth Club, Neighbourhood Watch, the Kingston East Consultative Civic Committee, among others,”

said Superintendent Chambers.

Speaking with the management team of Kingston East, Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson lauded the efforts by officers.

“Finding the balance between engagement and enforcement is important and your team seem to have achieved that, the synergy has been yielding success and the effects of the work being done is obvious,”

he shared.

Police continue to ramp up activities within the division to continue the reduction in criminal activities, in keeping with the recent surge in policing activities across the island.