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The Police convalescent home in St. Elizabeth has benefited from some $270,000 worth of gym equipment, to aid in the physical rehabilitation of cops, who are recovering from various injuries.
Funding for the equipment, which includes two multi-purpose exercise machines, treadmills, weights racks and exercise mats, came from the proceeds of the 2007 National Leadership Prayer Breakfast.
Members of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Jevene Bent, on Friday (Feb. 20) toured the home located in Black River, to view the equipment and to observe conditions at the facility.
Speaking after the tour, DCP Bent thanked the members of the committee for the donation.
“We are still in need of more, I must confess. We still need additional support and I am sure that the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee and Jamaica as a whole, will reach out to us,” she said.
She stated that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) would continue to improve conditions at the home, so as to promote and enhance the physical rehabilitation and care of police officers. She noted that the support of the Prayer Breakfast Committee and other entities over the years, was “well appreciated” by the High Command and other members of the Force.
Bishop Stanley Clarke, Secretary of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee, said that the members were concerned about the welfare of police officers and were happy to assist the home.
“We are very pleased with what we have seen. We believe it was a very deserving effort and we would hope that as time goes by, the temporary residents of this home will benefit so that when they leave here, they would be improved and be able to lead a normal life, despite the odds they have to face,” he said.
The home was built to accommodate 14 police officers recovering from major illnesses and injuries. It has two single and six-double occupancy rooms with adjoining bathrooms. Other amenities include a swimming pool and jacuzzi for exercising.