NO formal studies have been commissioned, but emotional disorders are reportedly rife within the ranks of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

“A significant number of members of the JCF exhibit symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” a senior member of the constabulary admitted to the Jamaica Observer last week.

But that’s not all. According to anecdotal information from other high-ranking insiders, many policemen and women who work the beats daily are also suffering from depression, have difficulty coping and often display inappropriate responses such as laughing or smiling when talking about sad events like shootings and death.

“No major psychological studies have been done on the members of the JCF to assess the effects of the challenges they face, but based on what we have seen, a number of them have complained. Some are always involved in shootings, some have cried about the stresses they are going through,” another cop with over 15 years’ service said. – from The Observer

Stush peeps what do you think, where does the responsibility fall?


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