JIS News

A sum of $400 million has been allocated to the Ministry of National Security to facilitate the construction and improvement of police stations and other buildings. Details of the allocation are given in the 2007/08 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The sum is to cover the cost of repairs and maintenance of selected police stations and buildings, and includes $220 million to complete the construction of the Falmouth Police Station in Trelawny.
There is also an amount of $400 million in the Estimates for the purchase of equipment and stores for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). This provision includes $353.4 million for the payment of the Automated Palm and Fingerprint system and the Integrated Ballistic Information System. These systems were supplied in the financial year 2005/06. The balance of $46.53 million will be used to facilitate tower rehabilitation, purchase of breathalyser equipment, portable and mobile radios. An allocation of $194 million has also been made towards the purchase of telecommunication equipment.
The money will be used to complete payment for the Motorola analog, digital radio network and the digital Microwave network equipment for the JCF.