Yawning, Yawning, Yawning, Police A Lef, Nurses A Lef, Teachers A Lef…………….Soooooo

It is what it is and the GOJ will never be able to satisfy the needs of those persons.  Stop griping as it is widely felt that persons who join the JCF do so as a last resort with no intention of honouring their duties.  What you need to do is to recruit persons from other countries, Jamaica should not be limited to the Caribbean solely.  If not, what is the real disaster facing or already facing us; calling 911 and no one answers.  We have heard of corrupt cops, hustling and moonlighting cops.  How about informing the populous of out of the box solutions?  What are the requirements for non-Jamaicans to join the force?  A good command of patois.  Guess what, they can be trained considering it is now our premier language.

Why cannot we open our country to the world in filling these public sector jobs?  Are we intending to contain lawlessness, solve crime, and provide a haven in which a police station can be properly manned with the basics?  Or do we intend on pursuing the same trajectory which is to report our deficits without concrete solutions?  There are other countries ‘poorer’ on paper than Jamaica so what our citizens will choose to leave in hope for better elsewhere another may jump at the opportunity to serve here as for them Jamaica is better.  GOJ cannot stop attrition of public sector workers or any worker for that matter; our country is not a communist one.

Bring in the Latin Americans, Africans, and Haitians to fill the gaps.  What is stopping us from recruiting outside of our homeland?  You will never be able to retain our citizens in those fields.  It is what it is…………………….

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Cops take flight

UWI moves to help police stem heavy attrition rate; only two of 15 cyber crimes experts left

(Jamaica Observer) Friday, August 18, 2017 124 Comments

 Pro-vice chancellor and principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, Professor Archibald McDonald (left), Minister of National Security Robert Montague (centre) and Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake hold up copies of the Memorandum of Understanding that will see the UWI providing training support for JCF recruits among other initiatives at a signing ceremony held at the university yesterday. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

THE worrisome attrition rate in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) astonished guests at a function on the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus yesterday when Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake revealed that only two experts of the 15 trained for the Cyber Crimes Unit have remained.

“Three years ago we trained 15 cyber experts to analyse electronic equipment and this morning we only have two of those persons remaining,” Blake said at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UWI, Ministry of National Security and the JCF.

“Next month we will train another 10 persons at a cost of $12 million,” Blake added, drawing more reactions of surprise from the audience.

Under the MOU, the university will provide lodging for 300 JCF recruits for a six-month period, twice per year, among other provisions while they are in training.

While the JCF welcomes the move made by the university, Blake has said that key focus needs to be placed on retaining cops, many of whom are leaving the force for better opportunities.

He noted that the JCF’s current establishment stands at 14,092, but their working strength as at yesterday morning was 11,433.

“In 2015, we graduated 244 persons and during that same time 514 left the organisation through resignation, retirement and dismissal, and in 2016 we graduated into the organisation 495 persons (and) last year 544 persons exited the organisation, so we continue to operate at a deficit,” Blake, who was speaking on behalf of Commissioner of Police George Quallo, stated.

Pro-vice chancellor and principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, Professor Archibald McDonald (left), Minister of National Security Robert Montague (centre) and Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake hold up copies of the Memorandum of Understanding that will see the UWI providing training support for JCF recruits among other initiatives at a signing ceremony held at the university yesterday. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

THE worrisome attrition rate in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) astonished guests at a function on the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus yesterday when Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake revealed that only two experts of the 15 trained for the Cyber Crimes Unit have remained.

“Three years ago we trained 15 cyber experts to analyse electronic equipment and this morning we only have two of those persons remaining,” Blake said at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UWI, Ministry of National Security and the JCF.

“Next month we will train another 10 persons at a cost of $12 million,” Blake added, drawing more reactions of surprise from the audience.

Under the MOU, the university will provide lodging for 300 JCF recruits for a six-month period, twice per year, among other provisions while they are in training.

While the JCF welcomes the move made by the university, Blake has said that key focus needs to be placed on retaining cops, many of whom are leaving the force for better opportunities.

He noted that the JCF’s current establishment stands at 14,092, but their working strength as at yesterday morning was 11,433.

“In 2015, we graduated 244 persons and during that same time 514 left the organisation through resignation, retirement and dismissal, and in 2016 we graduated into the organisation 495 persons (and) last year 544 persons exited the organisation, so we continue to operate at a deficit,” Blake, who was speaking on behalf of Commissioner of Police George Quallo, stated.

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