80 Pre-Owned Cars Purchased for JCF

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  • The Government has so far acquired 80 of 200 pre-owned cars in a bid to boost the mobility of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
  • Making a presentation at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference on July 24 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, said 16 pickups have also been acquired.
  • He urged members of the Diaspora to adopt a police station and form civic groups that can work with the local police.

The Government has so far acquired 80 of 200 pre-owned cars in a bid to boost the mobility of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Making a presentation at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference on July 24 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, said 16 pickups have also been acquired.

He further added that 25 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) will be acquired for divisional and area supervisors of the JCF this week.

“Under the programme, Operation Quick Fix, we were able to repair114 police cars that were parked,” he noted.

The Minister pointed out that checkpoints have been increased, and this has resulted in more seizures of contraband.

In the meantime, he said Jamaica is expected to receive a surveillance aircraft next year as part of new measures to strengthen the country’s border protection system. He noted that the aircraft has already been purchased.

Meanwhile, he noted that a programme was launched this month to repair 197 police stations, and that 17 police stations had already been repaired and two dormitories refurbished at the National Police College of Jamaica.

He urged members of the Diaspora to adopt a police station and form civic groups that can work with the local police.

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