Dcs Partners with Law Enforcement Agencies to provide Sponsorship to Jamaica Special Olympics

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Department of Correctional Services, DCS, is again partnering with the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, The Jamaica Defence Force, JDF, The Jamaica Customs Agency, The Jamaica Fire Brigade and the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency, to provide sponsorship and support to persons with disabilities to facilitate their participation in the 2019 Special Olympics games.

Commissioner of Corrections, Ina Hunter said the DCS takes pleasure in this partnership. Speaking at the launch of the Law Enforcement Torch Run 2018 at the Mobile Reserve, Harman Barracks, Kingston on April 11, 2018, Ms. Hunter said the venture is a significant contribution to humanity.

The Commissioner went on say that "not only are our efforts heart-warming but it shows the softer side of our enforcement, we value inclusion, we value the feeling of accomplishments and the display of self-determination, talents, and perseverance which our athletes hone and develop as they participate in the Special Olympics".

The Department made a pledge of $300,000 to aid in sending individuals to the Special Olympics in 2019.

The next phase of the Torch Run will be held in St. Thomas where a donation will be received by law enforcement officers. The torch run around the island ends on June 5 at the Mobile Reserve and on June 9 the Law Enforcement 5K will be held at the police Officers Club on Hope Road in Kingston which will bring the activities to an end.