With Westmoreland experiencing yet another upsurge in murders and shootings, Superintendent Robert Gordon, the police commander for the parish, says the police are in need of an extra eye, in the JamaicaEye programme, to beef up their crime-fighting capacity.
After a lull in murders towards the end of last year, more than 30 persons have been shot and killed by marauding criminals since the start of the year, creating a fresh wave of fear and concern among the parish’s law-abiding citizens, especially in Savanna-la-Mar, the parish capital.
“The township is void of cameras such as those in the JamaicaEye programme which would help us significantly in terms of our crime management,” said Gordon, in his appeal for the installation of closed-circuit televisions (CCTV) systems at key locations in the parish.
“Not only for Savanna-la-Mar, but I would recommend that cameras be placed in the Grange Hill area as well,” continued Gordon. “Those two areas need to be looked at seriously and outfitted under the JamaicaEye project.”