Regional police chiefs are moving to tackle violent crimes through a five-year strategic plan.
Police commissioners are expected to ratify the plan during the 33rd annual general meeting and conference of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police in Jamaica.
The conference is being held under the theme, An Integrated Approach Against Serious and Organised Crime - Implications for Regional Growth and Development.
Barbados is represented by Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith.
President of the ACCP and police commissioner of Bermuda Michael DaSilva told the conference the rise of criminal gangs represent a common threat for the region.
He says police forces require resources to combat the threats
Minister of Tourism in Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett during his address highlighted the importance of the tourism industry to the Caribbean and its vulnerabilities.