Police Appeal To Law Abiding Citizens Of Tivoli Gardens And Denham Town

The Police are aware that criminal elements have since Monday night last (May 17, 2010) blocked the entry points leading into Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town. The barricades have been reinforced by barbed wire attached to high voltage Jamaica Public Service electricity distribution lines.

The Police have also observed that Liquid Petroleum Gas cylinders have been inserted into the barricades and that law abiding citizens are being prevented from leaving Tivoli Gardens and have had their cellular phones confiscated by criminals.

The Police are confirming that an Armoured Personnel Carrier was shot-up this morning while travelling in the Denham Town area of the Kingston Western Police Division.  

The Police are appealing to all law abiding residents of the affected areas (mainly Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town) to call the Police if they need assistance. The Police are also appealing to these residents to report any acts of criminality and are assuring these citizens that they have nothing to fear from the presence of the security forces as we intend to conduct our operations in a professional manner in accordance with the law and in the interest of all concerned.

An appeal is again being made for persons to Call Police Control at 119 or Senior Duty Officers at 978-6462 and 927-7778 to report any concerns or any information coming to their notice.


Karl Angell

Director of Communication