JIS News

KINGSTON — Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson, says that the Government has identified funds to repair nearly 400 Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) motor vehicles.

Senator Nelson told guests at a function on Monday April 4 marking the handing over of 50 new units to the JCF, at the Police Commissioner’s office, Old Hope Road, Kingston , that he had been advised of the inactive units by Police Commissioner Owen Ellington.

“The Commissioner and I, we sit every Wednesday morning to discuss matters pertaining to national security, and there is not one morning that we have sat, that he has not mentioned the need for more vehicles for the police force,” the Minister said.

He added that while there are obvious budgetary constraints, the Government has been able to identify money to deal with all of the units that are repairable.

“We will continue, at the Ministry of National Security, to work assiduously to provide the resources to the security forces, as we work together to eradicate crime. The men and women of the security forces must be adequately equipped to tackle the criminality, and to carry out the law enforcement activities in all forms,” Senator Nelson said.

The Minister would not disclose the sum involved, but told JIS News that the repairs could commence between late April and early May