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The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has received a boost to its computer modernization programme with the addition of five computers as well as free high-speed Internet service to the Office of the Commissioner for one year from Cable and Wireless Jamaica.
The machines were handed over yesterday (December 20) by President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cable Wireless, Rodney Davis to Deputy Commissioner of Police Charles Scarlett at the Commissioner’s Old Hope Road offices.
DCP Scarlett noted that the donation was timely and gave the assurance that the machines would be put to good use.
“At a time when resources such as computers are essential, we deem it important and indeed we are lucky to be receiving these computers from CWJ. We will ensure that the computers are put to good use for the JCF and by extension the country,” he said. The computers which cost a total of $500,000, were described as a “Christmas gift” by Mr. Davis.
“Given the difficult times that the JCF is facing at the moment, any needs that the Force has and we can provide we will look to do so. This donation marks a continuation of CWJ’s efforts to support the work of the security forces and other organizations involved in the fight against crime,” he noted.
He also expressed confidence that the computers would be put to good use.
“This is one donation that I am confident will be put to very good use. Let me say that the JCF has the full and unswerving support of the CWJ,” he added.
Earlier this year Minister of National Security, Dr. Peter Phillips, announced that the JCF would undergo a computer modernization programme with the establishment of a US$3 million Management Information System. The programme involves the computerization of all police stations as well as the provision of an intranet network to link the various divisions within the force. The Inter-American Development Bank is sponsoring the programme.

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