Manch­ester po­lice to meet po­lit­i­cal can­di­dates to­day

Jamaica Gleaner - - SOMETHING EXTRA - Ta­mara Bai­ley Gleaner Writer

WITH THE lo­cal govern­ment elec­tion just a week away, Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice for Manch­ester, Wayne Cameron, is ap­peal­ing to all po­lit­i­cal can­di­dates and cam­paign man­agers to seek the sup­port of the po­lice and be fully co­op­er­a­tive.

“I want you to feel free to call up on me, should you find your­self in a po­si­tion where you feel there is any pos­si­ble risk on you as a can­di­date,” he said

Speak­ing at the sign­ing of the po­lit­i­cal code of con­duct for the parish last Fri­day, Cameron stated that the force is in a state of readi­ness for a smooth process.

“I’m open­ing up the or­gan­i­sa­tion to your ben­e­fit should any­thing oc­cur whilst you are out there in your cam­paign­ing [ef­forts], should any­thing thing arise; any form of in­for­ma­tion, any in­tel­li­gence that you think would lead to any vi­o­lent con­fronta­tion, any threat on your life, feel free to pass it on; and I urge you to do so quickly. We are pre­pared,” he said.

To­day, Cameron is ex­pected to speak on the laws gov­ern­ing the elec­tion, the Rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Peo­ples Act, the Firearms Act, the Spirit Li­cence Act, the Road Traf­fic laws, the Riot Act and the Noise Abate­ment Act.

The su­per­in­ten­dent fur­ther stated that while the po­lice are be­ing pre­pared to han­dle sit­u­a­tions that may arise, there should be no dis­trac­tions in the form of false alarms.

“There was a con­cern in at least one con­stituency that I have vis­ited so far. [It in­volved] one group of sup­port­ers pass­ing an­other group of sup­port­ers to get to the nom­i­na­tion cen­tre. If you have these con­cerns, raise them early be­cause it is our busi­ness to put se­cu­rity in place. We do not want any form of dis­or­derly con­duct. We do not want any con­fronta­tion among the vot­ers, and we want no false alarms,” Cameron said.


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