KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday, January 13, 2020 (CMC) – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said, today, it will be placing greater emphasis on training and educating members and other stakeholders, after a member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) reportedly killed his partner, and then committed suicide.
The JCF said that the initiative will help members recognise and handle domestic violence and related matters, in keeping with legislation.
“Our officers in the JCF understand that domestic violence is one of those activities that can lead to major crimes, and early intervention is necessary to save lives,” the JCF said in a statement.
It noted that the issue of domestic violence is a “persistent problem” that has negatively impacted Jamaica’s crime statistics, and urged citizens to utilise the Domestic Violence Intervention Centres that were established to deal with all cases of domestic dispute.
The JCF’s statement follows the murder of two women, yesterday, by their partners, including 34-year-old nurse, Suianne Easy, who was chopped and killed by Corporal Doran McKenzie.
Civil/military cooperation and media officer for the JDF, Major Basil Jarrett, said that the army was conducting an internal probe.