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  • The investigative capacity of the JCF is to be strengthened with the $167.2 million expansion of its Automated Palm and Fingerprint Identification System.
  • The proposed project will see the expansion and upgrading of the METAMORPHA AFIS system.
  • Achievements under the project, so far, include the signing of a contract for the provision of equipment.

The investigative capacity of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is to be strengthened with the $167.2 million expansion of its Automated Palm and Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

Details of the allotment are outlined in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The proposed project will, this fiscal year, see the expansion and upgrading of the METAMORPHA AFIS system and the mass conversion of approximately three million paper records for finger prints.

This is expected to considerably strengthen the JCF’s ability to track down criminals for prosecution.

Achievements under the project, so far, include the signing of a contract for the provision of equipment.

The project, which will commence in May 2014 and slated to run until March 2015, is being executed by the Ministry of National Security, with financing through the Consolidated Fund.