Corporal Arlene Mcbean – Chairman
FFirst First female Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation who lives by the belief “DO IT FOR THE LOVE”
“Cannot” is never in her vocabulary, in fact, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens
me is the motto that Corporal Arlene McBean lives by.
She approaches her portfolio responsibility with unmatched enthusiasm and cohesion with the precision of a Drill Sergeant.
For the Federation year 2016-2017, she has spearheaded training in many different areas to include Advocacy and Representation in collaboration with the Norman Manley Law School. She has also coordinated several training seminars and workshops in many divisions and sections.
Corporal McBean is often referred to and remembered by members for the genuine manner in which she represents them. She is no stranger to success, having spearheaded the Hair Style project which has enabled the women of the Jamaica Constabulary to look more feminine as they are now allowed to wear small fashionable knobs and braids.
This was thought to be impossible, but depicts the mettle of this champion representative. The females of the JCF are eternally grateful. She has ambitious plans for the new Federation year which includes, training in Welfare, Advocacy and Development and Integration of Work.
She will be conducting a needs analysis to recommend to the Federation, areas in which training is most needed. The love for family inspires her to show love at all times even if someone is angry or upset with her, this is very easy having a very close bond with family.
Corporal McBean believes the value you place on family guides how you relate to your fellow men. She took the step in pursuing lifelong learning by reading for her Law Degree at The University College of the Caribbean (UCC).
Whilst she loves to do several things in life, her main love is praying. She is an ardent member of the Pentecostal Faith. An old school girl at heart, her favourite movie is ‘Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy’.
She loves a good meal of tin mackerel and rice with carrot dumplings. She recommends as inspirational reading material, the book, ‘Breathe Life into your Dreams by Joyce Meyer.’ Her dream for rank and file members is for them to have and experience a forty hour week.
Committee members are charged to facilitate members in any areas of interest. They are the source for getting the members equipped with the necessary information needed.
The Agenda of the Jamaica Police Federation varies from time to time as meeting are attended to negotiate for better salaries and benefits for our members.
Our priorities lies with the members needs and as a Federation we put members first at all times.