The Jamaica Constabulary Force has been creative since the turn of the year with regards to getting the citizens of Jamaican to report the criminals of society. So far, according to officials, more guns are being seized and the crime stats are going down.
Just recently the police asked the public to give up a criminal for lent which began on Ash Wednesday. Now they are asking Jamaicans to turn over the workers who are on gunman shifts, the men that ‘patrol’ communities and ‘lock endz’ in the day and also the men that start their shift in the night-time.
The law enforcers did not stop there, “Tell us ’bout the ‘endz’, ‘system yaad’, ‘shoes’, ‘stick’ ‘tall up’ and the ‘K’,” the tweet captioned.
As in the popular song “Gvman Shift” by dancehall artiste Skeng, Jamaica Constabulary Force asked, “Weh Yuh Know Bout Gvman Shifts?”
See the tweet below.
In reply to the estrange tweet, one person stated, “Why not come up with a policy where there’s a quick response to a 911 call. If this is done the JCF would catch more criminals. Also instead of these criminals patrolling JCF should be patrolling.”
See more reactions below.
“Gvnman Shift” is one of the most, if not the most popular dancehall song since last summer with over 19 million views on youtube, this statement from the police also reminds us that what the artiste is talking about is a real situation in Jamaica.
Watch the music video for “Gvnman Shift” below.