Now that the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) have been declared do yoy know what will happen once your community is a part of it?
Here is some information to that you must know:
• You cannot be arrested unless the person in charge of the operations is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for doing so.
• If the police detain you, they should tell you right away why you are being detained.
• You should be taken before a Justice of the Peace, who will make a determination as to whether there are reasonable grounds for your arrest or detention.
• Once the JP says the arrest is justified, then the police will keep you in custody but for no more than 24 hours. After this, you must be brought before the judge of a parish court.
The Zones of Special Operations are intended to help the State gain control of areas in the country that has been experiencing high levels of crime, especially murders. The Zones are not anything that is designed for political purpose like the State of Emergency declared in the 1970s by the Micheal Manley led PNP government.
All Jamaicans should do their part in helping the Security forces to take back control of areas in this country that has been under the gun for too long.
Not only will the Zones of Special Operations help to bring down the crime rate, but also to help transform the areas it’s declared in as Social Services will move in. That means attention been paid to bad roads, sewerage, Housing and Education to name a few. It’s a holistic effort of the Jamaican Government to take back areas of the country overruned by criminals.
All Jamaicans should support the Zones of Special Operations as it is there to help keep everyone safe.