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The Richmond police station in St. Mary will be renovated this weekend when some 26 members of the Jamaica Ex-Police Association, Florida chapter, undertake the exercise.
Supplies and equipment totalling US$3,000 have been donated for the project by the association members, to assist in the refurbishing work.
This year, members of the Florida chapter will partner with members of the local Jamaican chapter to assist in the general renovation, which will include painting of the building, plumbing, masonry and carpentry, and installation of new equipment at the station.
This is the fourth annual effort organized by the Jamaica Ex-Police members to do general restoration and renovation of police stations across the island. Since the inception of the programme, the members of the Jamaica Ex-Police have completed clean-up work at other stations, including Four Paths, Clarendon; Lucea, in Hanover, and Ocho Rios in St. Ann.
The association members will also present the annual scholarship to a student in St. Mary at a presentation ceremony on May 28.
Meanwhile, the association will hold its annual fund-raising and scholarship awards banquet on Saturday (June 16) at the Hilton Airport Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Guest speaker will be Commissioner of Police, Lucius Thomas.
The Jamaica Ex Police Association in South Florida was started nearly 16 years ago and now has an enrolment of nearly 130 members, all former officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Other chapters are established in New York and Connecticut.

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