Police open corruption hotline

DECLARING that integrity is non-negotiable, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday formally launched a toll free hotline that will guarantee anonymity to callers with information about corrupt actions of police and Customs officials.

The number - 1-800-CORRUPT (1-800-267-7878) - will be answered outside Jamaica at a Crime Stoppers International Call Centre, a feature that the police hope will give the general public, as well as the members of the JCF and Customs confidence to tell what they know... read more


Anyone having information regarding missing persons are asked to contact the nearest Police Station or Telephone:(876) 927-7778 or Toll Free: 1-888-991-5081

181 children still missing; support programme launched
Source: Jamaica Observer, Thursday, April 30, 2009

A total of 181 of the 960 children who went missing last year were unaccounted for up until late yesterday.

This was disclosed by head of the Hear the Children Cry Committee, Betty Ann Blaine, at yesterday's launch of the Missing Children's Support Programme at the Swallowfield Primary and Junior High School in St Andrew.

According to Blaine, 772 of the children who went missing throughout 2008 returned to their families. Seven were found dead.

Children accounted for 66 per cent of the 1,446 persons who were reported missing in 2008. [Read Full Story]

Tips on how to identify human traffickers

He/she:

  • Has a nice and friendly manner.
  • Tells you how much money you can make.
  • Has a nice car and will show you money.
  • Tells you he/she loves you and want to take care of you.

Warning signs

  • It is unimportant that you have no skills or qualifications.
  • Someone is offering to pay your expenses.
  • You cannot give exact details to family members about where you are going.
  • Someone is getting travel and identification documents for you.

What to do

  • Say no and keep far from them.
  • Do not get into a car with them.
  • Do not let them persuade you to get into go-go dancing or prostitution.

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People go missing for various reasons
People go missing as a result of family conflict, mental illness, financial difficulties to name a few. Many of us have felt as if we need to get away from everyone and everything and start anew. If that is the case, please at least advise your loved ones you will be going away as they may be concerned about your welfare and safety. Please don't subject your loved ones to the trauma of worrying about you. Think how you would feel if someone you cared for and loved just vanished.

So please make contact, you don't have to tell them where you are. What you can do, is visit your local police station. The police will keep your whereabouts confidential if that is your wish and you are an adult.


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