NYPD and Jamaican officials try to allay safety fears as travel advisories urge tourists to stay away from the island

NYPD and Jamaican officials try to allay safety fears as travel advisories urge tourists to stay away from the island

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Deputy Public Information Commissioner Tarik Sheppard (left) took an on-the-ground approach to the ominous advisory, spending February 6 to February 9 meeting with police officials and surveying the lay of the land for himself along with the Commissioner of the Jamaica Police Public Information Major General Antony Anderson.

Photo courtesy of NYPD