Jamaica: Combating Organized Crime
     

From June 20-21, NCSC hosted training sessions in Kingston, Jamaica to assist police and prosecutors counter the growing threat of organized crime in Jamaica. The NCSC trainers were led by NCSC Senior Program Manager JoAnne Richardson, and included active and retired prosecutors and police detectives from New York City and Chicago with specialized experience in combating organized crime.

The training in Kingston is the first in a series of training sessions on countering criminal activity tied to gangs in the region. As part of ongoing anti-gang efforts, NCSC and the Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), hope to produce a uniform set of best practices to be used throughout the region, as well as increased collaboration between stakeholders and beneficiaries within the region.

The training was hosted as part of NCSC’s ongoing work under the Justice Sector Assistance to the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative program, funded by the Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. For more information on the training and the Justice Sector Assistance to CBSI program, please visit: http://ncsc-cbsi.org/.