Jamaica News: Commanding Officer for the Traffic and Highway Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Calvin Allen, says the police will be maintaining a presence at traffic lights in the Corporate Area during peak hours in order to maintain law and order.
In an interview with JIS News on Tuesday (September 4), SSP Allen informed that more than 200 police officers were deployed on Monday (September 3) to key traffic lights and intersections to help with the control of traffic and ensure that motorists adhere to the rules of the road.
“That is intertwined with members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) giving crucial support along certain corridors. Our police officers, during peak hours, will continue to be at these crucial intersections for a long while to come. We want to ensure that our presence is there to keep order and to, as best as possible, reduce or eliminate indiscipline that exists by some motorists,” SSP Allen told JIS News.
“What we will do is continue to assess [and] reassess our deployment strategies and to treat with whatever comes as time goes by. The focus is to ensure that order is maintained and that the travelling public can commute with a level of ease,” he added.
SSP Allen told JIS News that members of the public have been giving positive feedback with regards to the presence of the security personnel.
“The presence of our police officers along the various corridors and intersections has made a tremendous difference in terms of how traffic flows. We have gotten [positive] feedback from the public as to their travel time,”he said.
SSP Allen is urging motorists to be patient as the road improvement works continue.
“The corridors under construction are going to take a while… . There will be challenges, especially with the major road constructions taking place and the fact that certain corridors do not have the lanes that they used to have. Nevertheless, we are ensuring that our presence along these corridors and intersections is there, as best as possible, to get people to work in reasonable time and getting our children to school,”he said.
Source: JIS News