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    • The JCF's crime fighting capabilities are being strengthened this financial year, with the purchase of four mobile forensic laboratories.
    • An allocation of $60 million has been made to buy the units.
    • Over 700 police personnel have been trained in leadership, accountability, and capacity-building.

    The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) crime fighting capabilities are being strengthened this financial year, with the purchase of four mobile forensic laboratories.

    An allocation of $60 million has been made to buy the units, as outlined in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

    Achievements under the programme, up to March 2014, included the procurement of crime fighting equipment, such as computers, crime scene tents, fingerprint processing equipment, projectors, and mobile police stations.

    Also, over 700 police personnel have been trained in leadership, accountability, and capacity-building; while payments were made toward the salaries of international police officers.

    The project is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security with funding from the Department for International Development. It originally lasted from April 2009 to March 2012, with a subsequent extension from March 2012 to March 2015.