The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is the police force of the island nation of Jamaica. The official JCF staff numbers 9,930 plus 55 auxiliary positions, making a total of 9,985; its current strength (as of 2011) is 8,441. The head of the JCF is Commissioner Owen Ellington, CD, JP, M.Sc, B.Sc.
The JCF is responsible for the maintenance of law and order, the prevention and detection of crime, the investigation of alleged crimes, the protection of life and property and the enforcement of all criminal laws as defined by the Jamaican penal code. The JCF also provides general assistance to the public, as needed. By adherence to our Citizens' Charter, the JCF endeavours to serve its citizens through the impartial, transparent enforcement of law and order.
The Mission of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and its Auxiliaries is to Serve, Protect and Reassure the people in Jamaica through the delivery of impartial and professional Services aimed at maintenance of law and order, protection of life and property, prevention and detection of crime and the preservation of peace.
“We serve, we protect, we reassure with courtesy, integrity and proper respect for the rights of all”
The vision of the Jamaica Constabulary is to become a high quality professional service that is valued and trusted by all the citizens of Jamaica.
The Jamaica Constabulary is committed to the quality of its service delivery and the satisfaction of its internal and external customers.
Badges of Rank
Constables to Inspectors
|Inspector||Two metal bars on each
|Sergeant||Three bar chevron on right
|Corporal||Two bar chevron on right
|Constable||(no badge assigned)|
|Commissioner||One laurel wreath and one
crown on each shoulder
|Deputy Commissioner||One laurel wreath and two
stars on each shoulder strap
|Assistant Commissioner||One laurel wreath on each
|Senior Superintendent||One crown and one star on
each shoulder strap
|Superintendent||One crown on each shoulder
|Deputy Superintendent||Three stars on each shoulder
|Assistant Superintendent||Two stars on each shoulder
|Jamaica Meritorious Service
|Long Service and Good
|Medal of Gallantry|