Like with any other Task Force, the work of this one is limited by the knowledge resident in its members. To achieve a whole greater than the sum of the individual parts, a synergistic team approach was adopted. This approach extended beyond the immediate members to incorporate the views of a range of stakeholders through a consultative process.
The Special Task Force on Crime (STFC) hereby places on record its sincere thanks and appreciation to Mr. Lucius Thomas, Commissioner of Police, who took time out from his demanding schedule to meet with members of the STFC to answer questions and share his vision and concerns about the status of policing in Jamaica. We are also grateful to the Commissioner for granting us carte blanche permission to speak with whichever police personnel we deemed pertinent in prosecuting our terms of reference. Although not mentioning them by name, we are profoundly grateful for the understanding and cooperation that we received from several key police personnel.
The STFC also wishes to express its gratitude to the under-mentioned for graciously agreeing to meet with us, thereby enhancing our work. They are:
Hon. Hugh Small-High Court Judge, Bahamas
Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin-Chief of Staff, JDF
Col. Stewart Saunders-Colonel General Staff, JDF
Mr. David Batts-Attorney-at-Law
Mrs. Audrey Sewell-CEO, Justice Training Institute
Mr. Clayton Morgan-Vice President, Jamaica Bar Association
Mr. Gilbert Scott-Permanent Secretary, MNS; and his senior officers
His Excellency Mr. Claudio Valle-Canadian High Commissioner; and his Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Bryan Burton
Dr. Wesley Hughes-Director General, PIOJ; and his senior officers Dr. Peter John Gordon and Ms. Dionne O’Connor
Professor Neville Duncan-representative of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), UWI
Mr. Steadman Noble-Technical Consultant, Jamaica Social Policy Evaluation (JASPEV).