Involving Citizens in Community Policing in Jamaica
The USAID-funded Jamaica Community Empowerment and Transformation Project (COMET I) worked closely with the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF), representatives from the Jamaican government, and local and international NGOs, to reduce crime and violence and strengthen economic competitiveness in the country’s inner cities.
The follow-on project, COMET II, is currently being implemented by Tetra Tech, MSI’s parent company. It strengthens civil society organizations to be managers and leaders in their communities to increase citizen participation, cooperation and accountability.
This documentary excerpt highlights the successful mainstreaming of community policing that builds trust and respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Parade Gardens exemplifies how even in communities most affected by violence, police, business, and youth leaders can work together to reduce crime and promote safety.