JIS News

The crime fighting capability of the Clarendon Police has been boosted with the installation of a closed circuit television (CCTV) system in the May Pen town centre.
Superintendent of Police for Clarendon, Dathan Henry, speaking at the official launch of the system on December 29 at the May Pen Police Station, said that the technology will “greatly enhance the capacity of the police to control and manage the spiralling incidence of criminal activity being currently experienced by the parish”.
“The closed circuit television is a welcome addition to the crime management apparatus of the Clarendon Police Division, and by extension, the Jamaica Constabulary Force. The police will use it to the benefit of the citizens of Clarendon and those who come here to do business and for recreation. We look forward to the help of the CCTV to address conditions that threaten public safety,” he stated.
According to Superintendent Henry, May Pen has “a number of challenges,” in terms of illegal vending and inadequate traffic control and the installation of the technology will “help us manage public disorder within the town, and more so, it will create some extra hands in terms of re-deploying the limited resources to areas of concern to the police and the citizens.”
President of the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce, Aldo Brown, encouraged members to “step in and assist with having these modern technological devices installed, as crime has become a major obstacle to the development of businesses within Clarendon.”
The installation of CCTV in the town of May Pen was made possible through the joint efforts of the Ministry of National Security, National Works Agency, and the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce.