Police Commissioners From Region Meeting In MoBay

HOST COMMISSIONER: Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, who is playing host to several police commissioners from around the Caribbean, sits between Minister of Tourism, Ed Bartlett (left) and Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang at the start of the 33rd AGM and Conference of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police.

A conference involving police commissioners and high level security delegates from around the Caribbean opened this morning (Monday, April 30) in Montego Bay.

The 33rd annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) will run until Friday, May 4, at the Montego Bay Conference Centre, St James.

Among those at the conference are several commissioners of police from Caribbean states and delegates from 25 ACCP member countries.

Students from Herbert Morrison High School, Montego Bay, St James, had the audience captive at the opening of the 33rd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police, with a piece calling for an end to violent crime and pointing to how it affected schooling and personal lives.

The theme of the conference is “An integrated approach toward serious and organized crime: implications for regional growth and development.”

Key speakers at the opening session this morning highlighted the need for increased cooperation and sharing of knowledge and strategies to combat organized international crime, gang and gun violence.  Among those underlining the timeliness and importance of the conference and AGM were National Security Minister for Jamaica Dr Horace Chang; Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson and Michael A DeSilva, Commissioner of Police Bermuda, and president of the ACCP. Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett, welcomed the delegates and the staging of the conference and spoke about the importance of security for a heavily tourism dependent Caribbean region.

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