Major Organized Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency
In August 2014, the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) and the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA TF) combined to form The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA). MOCA is now an elite agency which focuses on tackling corruption in the public sector and bringing high-value criminal targets to justice. The goals of the agency are:
- To tackle serious organised crime and to stamp out corruption in Jamaica
- To focus on bringing high-value criminal targets to justice
- To improve governance and security in Jamaica through tackling serious transnational organised crime in all its forms and to provide deterrence
MOCA is headed by Colonel Desmond Edwards.
The new agency is visible, open and transparent in its work, and accountable through the Government of Jamaica to the public as well as to its operational partners. In order to operate effectively to protect the public, operational practitioners must work in partnership with others to ensure that activity at the national, international, regional and local levels is unified and optimal.