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A sum of $2.99 billion will be spent by the Government in the new fiscal year to enhance the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) use of technology and to purchase telecommunications equipment.

This is outlined in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives recently.

Of the sum, $1.49 billion will be used for the supply and installation of telecommunications equipment, while the remaining $1.5 billion will be used to procure software, hardware and training to facilitate the enhancement of the JCF’s cybersecurity capability.

The mission of the JCF is to ‘serve, protect and reassure with courtesy, integrity and respect for the rights of all’.

The national roles of the JCF are to maintain law and order, to assist in the prevention and detection of crime, to investigate alleged crimes, to protect life and property, to enforce all criminal laws as defined by the Jamaican penal code, and to provide general assistance to the public.