A 48 hour curfew is now in effect in Lionel Town, Clarendon as a result of the rising crime and violence.
There have been a number of shootings and fire bombing of houses in recent weeks.
Head of Operations for the Clarendon Police, Superintendent Christopher Phillips told Radio Jamaica News that an assessment will be conducted after the two days, to determine if the curfew should be extended.
“The intelligence assessment suggested that at anytime we could have reprisals and counter reprisals taking place in the space and so we are watching that community very carefully. In addition ,we have done several walk throughs in the area. To the point where our community safety branch has initiate an executive for a police youth club in the capture land area. We have done a lot of work in the community and the curfew will act as one such initiative,” Phillips said.