The passing of Superintendent Leon Clunis has been a great shock to us all, and
we have regrettably lost an extraordinary Police Officer, colleague, and friend.
This September would have marked Superintendent Clunis’ 29th year of service to the nation and
During these years, he held distinguished command of several sections, to include the Anti-
Corruption Branch and his last post at the Area 5 Headquarters; sub-commanded other areas such
as the Organised Crime Investigation Division, the Lottery Scam Task Force and the Bureau of
Special Investigations; and is particularly remembered for his staunch adherence to and promotion
of the professional standards of the Force.
His was indeed a career defined by bold leadership that yielded numerous operational successes,
garnered him multiple deserved commendations, and, equally important, inspired and empowered
others to give of their best.
Superintendent Clunis loved his job as a crime fighter. He understood the dangers and the
sacrifices of policing, but never cowered from the responsibility of protecting law-abiding
citizens. The incident of June 12 that led to his eventual passing speaks volumes to this, and as an
organization and a country, we will remain immeasurably indebted to him.
While we are jolted by this tragic turn of events and our hearts mourn with his loved ones, I use
this moment to unequivocally declare the JCF’s position on crime and criminality – we will not
relent in our duty to keeping people safe and creating a safer Jamaica. We will honor
Superintendent Clunis’ memory by exemplifying the values by which he lived and served–with
energy, passion, decisiveness, commitment, professionalism, courage and an unrelenting
determination to get the job done, and done right.
On behalf of the Force, I offer my sincerest condolences to Superintendent Clunis’ wife and
children. We share this immense grief with them and offer our support during this difficult time.
His contributions and heroism will long be remembered.