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Some $1.6 billion has been allocated in the 2006/07 Estimates of Expenditure for activities dealing with the maintenance of law and order.
This programme covers the safety and security services provided by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
Of the sum, $721.5 million will be spent to purchase telecommunications equipment; and $353.47 for other equipment. Also, of the total figure, an amount of $200 million is to be set aside for construction and improvement of police stations and other buildings, while $331.5 million will go towards the purchase of vehicles and boats.
The telecommunications allocation is for the purchase of the Motorola analog, digital radio network and the digital microwave network equipment for the JCF. The provision for other equipment is for the payment of the Automated Palm and Fingerprint System and the Integrated Ballistic Information system, both of which were supplied in the 2005/06 financial year.
The allocation for buildings will cover the cost of repairs and maintenance of selected police stations and buildings, while the allotment for vehicles and boats is for the acquisition of patrol boats for the JCF.