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The Ocho Rios police station in St. Ann will be renovated on May 30, when some 32 members of the Jamaica Ex-Police Association, Florida chapter, will undertake this project.
Supplies and equipment totaling US$2,000 have been donated for the project by the association members, to assist in the refurbishing work.
This is the third annual effort organized by the Jamaica Ex-Police members to assist in the general renovation and restoration of police stations across the island. Clean-up effort will include painting of the building, masonry and carpentry and installation of equipment at the station.
The stations are selected according to areas of greatest need, Chairman of the Association, Dervin Johnson, told JIS News.
Since the implementation of the annual exercise, the members have completed clean-up projects at the Four Paths and the Lucea Police stations.
Meanwhile, the Jamaica Ex-Police Association is accepting applications for its annual USA and Jamaican scholarship programme.
The entry deadline for the USA scholarship is Thursday, June 1, and will be presented at the annual fund-raising banquet to be held on Saturday, June 24, at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
Applications for the Jamaican scholarship are being handled by the Community Affairs Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and will be awarded at the Ocho Rios police station at a presentation ceremony, following the conclusion of the annual refurbishing project, on Tuesday, May 30.
The Jamaica Ex-Police Association in South Florida was started nearly 15 years ago and now boasts membership of nearly 120 former officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
Other chapters have been established in New York and Connecticut.