Jamaican police release of force orders to the media

| 31/10/2010

(Jamaica Observer): Poilce Commissioner Owen Ellington, in his bid to increase transparency, has taken the unprecedented move to release the force orders to the media and by extension the general public. The force orders is a weekly internal police publication, which documents police transfers, commendations for officers who apprehend wanted men, destroy ganja fields and are outstanding in the line of duty. It also informs members of the constabulary of interdictions of officers who have ran afoul of force regulations. In addition, officers are also informed of the deaths — whether by violent or natural means — of their colleagues and praises those successful in tertiary educational pursuits.

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  1. Snoopy says:

    Baines! I challenge you to do the same! Release all the force orders, past and present! If you’ve lost them, fear not, we can help you out.

    If you will not, then you should account publicly as to why not. Over to you Dave.

     

    I feel a vote of no confidence coming on……

    • Anonymous says:

      He can’t force orders are no longer done in RCIPS!

      • Anonymous says:

        I don’t believe it. Well if the left hand did not know what the right hand did before, when there were Force Orders, can you imagine now?. If that is true this means the gulf between the Commanders and those they command has widened. Is this good for the Service? your guess is as good as mine.

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually yes they are, they are just not circulated. But even so, he should release ALL the previous orders, and standing orders as well, without any ‘officer safety’ BS.