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  • The country’s crime fighting capabilities will be boosted with the injection of $50 million to support the effort under the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Reform Programme.
  • This is contained in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives.
  • Anticipated targets for the 2015/16 fiscal year include Consolidated Fund payment for activities completed in the 2014/15 financial year, including the purchase of four mobile labs and support to the Police College.

The country’s crime fighting capabilities will be boosted with the injection of $50 million to support the effort under the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Reform Programme.

This is contained in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives.

Anticipated targets for the 2015/16 fiscal year include Consolidated Fund payment for activities completed in the 2014/15 financial year, including the purchase of four mobile labs and support to the Police College.

Physical achievements up to December 2014 include the training of over 700 personnel in leadership and accountability capacity building; the purchasing of two  buses; the purchase of equipment (computers, office furniture, crime scene tents, fingerprint processing equipment, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems, projectors, forensic equipment and others) for the Serious and Organised Crime Division; and Performance Management Appraisal System (PMAS) sensitisation.

The project, which started in April 2009, was originally slated for completion last year, but has been extended to March 2015.

The JCF Reform Programme is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security through funding from the Department for International Development.