Safe cash delivery: Jamaica Constabulary Force offers free service to transport cash

Business operators are being reminded to call on the assistance of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) when transporting large quantities of cash during the busy yuletide season.

Head of the Community Safety and Security Branch, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Ealan Powell (centre), addresses a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank on Wednesday (Dec. 18 ). He is flanked by Head of the Constabulary Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Stephanie Lindsay (left), and Superintendent Courtney Coubrie of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch.

Head of the Community Safety and Security Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Ealan Powell, noted that business transactions are usually heightened during the festive season, and criminals could use this as an opportunity to commit robberies.

“Make an arrangement with your local police to assist you. It comes at no cost as it is part of our function.”

— Head of the Community Safety and Security Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Ealan Powell

He is urging business owners to utilise the services of the JCF to travel to the bank, which comes free of charge.

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 “Make an arrangement with your local police to assist you. It comes at no cost as it is part of our function. So we encourage people, rather than have you taking it or your messenger take it, you arrange for the police to just escort you there so that you can deposit the money and get back home or to your place of business safely,” he said.

ACP Powell is further cautioning business operators against keeping large sums of money at their place of business.

“Some of us like to expose cash…That should be avoided because you are exposing yourself to danger”

— Head of the Community Safety and Security Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Ealan Powell

 “Don’t keep a lump sum in the cash register. From time to time take off that money and put it somewhere else,” he said.

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He said that persons should be aware of their surroundings before undertaking certain activities.

“Some of us like to expose cash so we open the cash register and you start counting the money in the presence of everyone. That should be avoided because you are exposing yourself to danger and you have to take personal responsibility for your security,” ACP Powell added.

— JIS (Rosheika Grant)