Constable ‘Shana-Kay Housen’ Is First Female JCF Member To Be Awarded Commando Patch

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 1:37 PM GMT-5

Constable Shana-Kay Housen has brought honour to both Jamaican women and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) after being awarded the Commando Patch. 

The announcement about the policewoman receiving the prestigious award was shared on social media on Tuesday.

Housen’s achievement makes her the first female member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to receive the Commando Patch and the fourth woman ever to earn this honour in the history of the Jamaica Defence Force Commando Course.

In the Instagram post highlighting Housen’s feat, the JCF sent congratulations. The caption also notes that women have been serving in the police force for 75 years, and they “consistently excel and assume leadership roles.” 

The post also featured two photos showing Housen, who is from the JCF’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.

In the first picture, she stands with a rifle near her fellow colleagues, who are also armed with rifles, with a soldier standing nearby. In the second picture, she accepts an award from an officer.

Within two hours, the post garnered over 2000 likes and many congratulatory responses in the comments.

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