Renee Steele, Senior Director of the Crime Prevention Community Safety Branch
National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang has said plans are underway to increase crime prevention programmes and community policing in the Mountain View Avenue area in St. Andrew in response to the recent upsurge in violence.
Since Saturday, the security forces have increased their presence in the area and have been conducting operations.
In a media release, Dr. Chang said three firearms and 35 rounds of ammunition have been seized.
The National Security Minister said all available resources will be used to bring criminals to justice.
Dr. Chang said with the aid of the police and other stakeholders, the National Security Ministry will be implementing its Liv Gud anti-violence campaign to support existing collaborative approaches.
A meeting will be held on Wednesday with the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Ministry of National Security to discuss crime fighting strategies in communities off Mountain View Avenue.
Renee Steele, Senior Director of the Crime Prevention Community Safety Branch, said a plan of action will be developed for the crime prevention programme.
Miss Steele said schools in the area, such as Norman Gardens Primary, Windward Road Primary and Mountain View Primary, will also be engaged in conflict resolution.