Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson (centre), presents a key to one of eight buses acquired by Government for rank and file members of the police force to Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation Sergeant Patrae Rowe (right). At left is Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Richard Stewart. The presentation took place on Friday, August 2, at the Commissioner’s Old Hope Road headquarters.
Eight buses were handed over to the Jamaica Police Federation for the
safe and comfortable transport of officers to and from work.
Police have repeatedly complained of the risks they face trying to get public transport especially at night after their shifts. The matter was highlighted two years ago when a policewoman was identified on a bus in Portmore that had been boarded by gunmen. She was shot.
Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, handed over the vehicles to the Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) at the Commissioner’s Old Hope Road offices in St. Andrew on Friday, August 2.
Major General Anderson said the presentation of the buses was in keeping with the JCF’s welfare programme for members.
Major General Anderson said that the Government is committed to ensuring that police personnel are properly equipped to do their job.
For his part, Chairman of the Federation, Sergeant Patrae Rowe, expressed gratitude for the buses, noting that the members will be pleased.