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No arrest made on night two of curfew order, say police

Deputy Superintendent Dahlia Garrick, Communication Officer for the Jamaica Constabulary Force
 
The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting that it made no arrest Thursday night in relation to the curfew order.
 
On the first night, on Wednesday, ten persons were taken into custody for alleged breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act.
 
Nine were arrested in Hanover and one in St. Andrew.
 
Deputy Superintendent Dahlia Garrick, Communication Officer for the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who provided an update on TVJ's Smile Jamaica programme Friday, said the lack of arrests on night two shows that Jamaicans are taking the order seriously.
 
DSP Garrick also addressed the circulation of another video on social media, with a man declaring that he would not be obeying the curfew order and daring the police to find him.
 
She said incidents such as these will not be taken lightly, but the police will also not be used to "try and get some cheap popularity." 
 
DSP Garrick also advised Jamaicans to expect limited interaction with the police. She urged citizens to call their nearest police stations for incidents that may be non-emergencies which can be handled without the physical presence of officers. For medical emergencies, she indicated that calls should still be made to the station so that contact can be made for the health authorities to respond. 
 
In cases where officers are required at a particular location, DSP Garrick noted that social distancing and other protocols will be maintained.  
 
 


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