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Police officers in Jamaica to begin wearing body cameras


Police officers in Jamaica to begin wearing body cameras

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Kingston — Body-worn camera systems are now being rolled out for members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Prime Minister Andrew Holness said Thursday.

Making his contribution to the 2021/22 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, he said the cameras will provide protection for members of the JCF and the public through the provision of an objective view of incidents.

“This will have a positive impact on the speed at which incidents are investigated and disposed of,” he said.

Holness said his administration is taking “a carefully studied and strategic approach to security and crime reduction”.

“Our strategy is multidimensional, practical and citizen-focused. Through our steady and deliberate efforts, we have been seeing results and I am confident that we will overcome the crime monster in Jamaica,” he said.

Holness said the Government is committed to improving the working conditions and mobility for members of the police force.

He indicated that more than 116 police facilities have been programmed for repair, refurbishment and construction over the last three years, while there has been significant investment in building a more standardised, fit-for-purpose and newer transportation fleet.  (CMC)